CREMASTER – 23 November 2002

(Sound 323)

The Monteiro/Fages duo shows once again – this time in little more than 20 minutes – they are a concretely positive force in the new music area of today. Taken from a live concert at Sound 323 gallery, this 3 inch CD presents the two musicians igniting some serious sparks with an eye on the verge between the utter silence and the “well educated” noisy approach. The stuff coming out of Alfredo’s guitar is something going from emptying a trash box full of ripped sheets of paper to a remembering of some Luc Ferrari’s snapshot; on his side, Ferran’s prowess on his mixing board will caress and sting your membranes, letting you remember that a no-input line will always be more dangerous than a distorted power chord.


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