Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Asher - In Camera

from Vital Weekly # 596:

So far, Asher Thal-nir has surprised the world with by now a long line of MP3 and CDR releases, which all show his love for hiss, static, low volume and field recordings.
This work is no different. Perhaps inspired by Christoph Heemann/Timo van Luyck's new project, or the Joy Division clone of the early 80s?
I don't know, but I don't think so. This new work seems to dwell even more heavily on many layers of hiss and static, but with outside sounds leaking through. Cars passing? Scratching the surface? There is however a marginal new feature in this music, that of stop/play.
Things drop out and come back in, which add a subtle and settling element to the music. Like pasted together of old reel to reel tapes.
Strange piece this 'In Camera', like an odd-ball in his catalogue, but, if a bit long, quite a nice one. It's about time he releases a real CD, me thinks.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Homophoni
Cat. #: homo021
Format: File, Mp3/Flac
Release date: 2007

01 – In Camera (25:58)


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