(Absurd)

My suggestion is to listen to this without headphones, at good volume and walking around like in a sound installation. Mark Wastell and Graham Halliwell use amplified textures and saxophone feedback without wandering in meaningless bell-and-whistle types of audio art; they use noise and feedback like if trying to encode messages for future insightful analysts, making sure these studies in spectral refraction and subterranean trembling get marbled in a mantle of almost suffocating torrid air. “Faktura” is neither a conversation, nor a mere experiment; instead, it must be viewed as a series of aural protuberances springing out of an overwhelming sense of void. It’s a recording that could convert lots of non-believers into supporters of restriction – and also one of Absurd’s best CDs.

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