JOE COLLEY – Project For An LP, Or, One Method Of (Nearly) Avoiding A composer


This album consists of a composition and its derived installation’s documentation. Two minidiscs set on “random” mode send silences, sounds and noise to a channel of a DAT machine, creating a spurious superimposition of codes and signals in between droning moments of electronic tension. It’s all very beautiful, not too distant from some of the best of John Duncan’s early material. On the second side, the above track is played by three vinyl test copies on turntables put among a series of oscillating fans: that way, their arms are constantly dragged to and from various random grooves, so that the mixture gets even more complicated, also through the addition of the styli noises. All in all, an interesting work in which I appreciate the careful choice of the randomly meshing sounds in the basic piece, which constitutes its biggest value.


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