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EASTLEY, MAX / MICHAEL PRIME - Hydrophony for Dagon

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Absurd #58
Release Year: 2006
Note: live 1996, all sounds produced underwater (!), recorded with hydrophones! Comes in special "absurd" circle 3-panel gatefold-cover
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Live-Aufnahmen von 1996, alle Klnge wurden "unter Wasser" aufgenommen, PRIME ist wieder auf der Suche nach den versteckten Micro-Sounds im "Innern" der Materie...

This haunting music was recorded in 1996 at "The Four Elements", SKRAEP Copenhagen. Every sound was generated underwater by an array of instruments including hydroarcs, bubble machine, tubing, fans, motors, tapes and objects. Coherently with their work, which many times has employed water as means or texture, Eastley and Prime develop a convincing narrative whose obscurity is made desirable by a challenging exploitation of aquatic reverberations and refractions. This means that we're neither in presence of a soundtrack for a dolphin exhibition, nor ambient music for swimming pools; try instead to conjure up images of an Organum/Noise-Maker's Fifes hybrid whose clothes are slowly washed by a humongous machine that puts us in a suspended state through its monotonous cycles of deep regurgitations. Never intimidating, rather comfortable, this womb of gurgles is nicely balanced between abstraction and tangibleness, which results in a very appreciable release. [Touching Extremes]

"Recorded live at 'the Four Elements', Skraep Copenhagen 1996. All sounds were produced underwater and recorded via hydrophones. Max Eastley: hydroarc, tubing, fans, tapes, objects. Michael Prime: hydroarc, bubble machine, motors, tapes, objects." [label info]