EVIDENCE – Out Of Town

(Deep Listening)

Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore perform together as Evidence since 2001. Their main goal, as far as I can understand from this nice release, is blowing the dust of humanity all over urban environmental recordings, creating a magical aura around what could be erroneously be confused at first glance with “postindustrial” sound. No way: “Out of town” is as alive and kicking as the heart of a patient just out of the emergency room. We’re talking about music with roots into the very concept of deep listening: Smallwood and Moore are really two masters in shifting the centre of your attention in any single moment of their artifacts, creating a pulse with the noises from a bathroom or using badly received voices on the edge of radio waves to picture entities from another galaxy trying to get in touch. In a word, Evidence jazz up sounds of everyday life and make art of them.

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