Working with “objects on electric guitar” and feedback mixing board, Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ferran Fages released their first CD as Cremaster and almost immediately went pretty high in my consideration as far as new improvised soundscapes are concerned. Their sound looks towards the areas involving Keith Rowe/AMM and maybe some of the Japanese “silent noises” (Nakamura, Sugimoto etc.) but surely they mantain a peculiar trait, as “Flysch” starts almost impalpably, verging on small treated sounds but slowly evolving to moving masses of electricity and hums that evoke dark clouds’ masses before a storm. Although this record does not break new grounds, it has a constitutional character separing it from a lot of “wannabes”: Ferran and Alfredo are two serious experimenters.


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