(Pax Recordings)

Conceived for and recorded on 4-track cassette machines, this work is another fine example of that godforsaken yet exciting area of experimental music that – more often than not – yields the best results in terms of low-budget creativity. Diaz-Infante and Hannafin sent each other their work via mail, carefully inserting every species of “open-to-everything” recording in a complex quilt of electroacoustic sources including environmental sounds, noise humming as a starting foundation, all sorts of percussion and various TV sounds, even sticking a Shure microphone to a screen. The music, even if pretty leisured, maintains a modicum of high-tension rattling, modelling itself around the space, leaving no time to think about alternative routes; it just stands like you hear it, never imposing its presence but resisting to changing conditions, even in your own mood.

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