(Public Eyesore)

The violin/reed/guitar plus electronics formula introduced by Mike Khoury, Wade Kergan and Ben Bracken makes for a non-homogeneous, non-regulated series of micro-organisms where noise and hum maintain a close alliance with serious artistic purposes. As a welcome addition, we get segments where the comrades set up a three-way conversation in surroundings that change according to the music’s pacing and intensity. This notwithstanding, phraseologies and melodic exchanges are quite often gobbled by torrential waves of electric and acoustic mayhem, any personal ostentation forbidden. One of those improvised projects where you can calmly do your things while listening, as everything comes and goes naturally like an every day’s soundtrack. This does not mean that you are authorized to avoid careful listening, though.

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