Sunday, June 18, 2006

"Sounds never seen"





Venture IN without a map...

12 comments:

spaewaif said...

I absolutely love this stuff.
Possibly because "The Chaos of Connection" is one of my favourite music compositions EVER.
What are the prospects for SKIRTaction?
I last heard you tried to record the wind...

Plastic Orcadian said...

It would record a fart if the texture was right!!!

Plastic Orcadian said...

Actually my last comment isn't entirely true because:-
Last year during an Orkney Interlude Gordon, Toby Reynolds and I visited a place called the Gloup. The Gloup is a geological anomoly where the North Sea is channeled into a cliff and forms a pool within. The sound that is heard at the Gloup is unique and must be heard to be believed. Knowing Gordons fondness for field recordings we offered to lower him and his DAT recorder down by a rope attached to his feet. He declined, or more to the point, he refused to be declined. So perhaps there are some sounds he won't record, or perhaps he's just a wimp.

Plastic Orcadian said...

Tallis
There is an unmistakable commercial rock song secreted underneath this track, what is it?

lflamex said...

there are a couple of sped-up hardcore tracks inside TALLIS.sitting alongside a ponderous vaughan williams sample as bass motion.fast/slow/fast collision.

Plastic Orcadian said...

Thanks - of course I didn't really mean commercial I think I meant mainstream. It's a really good track. On first play it didn't do much for me but with each play I started to get it.

spaewaif said...

Oh,dear!!!
That Gloup picture!

lflamex said...

the tracks on there are all old,except "the anarchist window" which is recent.i'm not even sure that i consider TALLIS in particular,to be a finished track.it was an idea recorded as part of the "chaos of connection" mix which was started in long beach in 2001 and finished in hong kong in 2003.as a strand within a mix,it didn't necessarily need additional sounds but as a stand alone track,i think it might.

cindy said...

or better still,i should start singing on the fuckers!!!

Plastic Orcadian said...

Singing always works for you, it's a pretty good fall back option when all else fails. I have long held the view that you are not singing as a self imposed punishment for only you know what. You sometimes imply that Kangaroo may have been the sin. You hint that you lost trust in your voice (or more accurately what it sometimes makes you do). Maybe the expression of discernible words lays you bare for all to see and you prefer to remain hidden. Maybe just "start singing on the fuckers!!!"

snarkchaser said...

I find it both frustrating and beautiful when you don't sing. Frustrating because that (your) voice is, in my opinion, the sound of Cindytalk in the 1st place (First Time Ever / Jeanne d'Arc). And beautiful because its absence leads Cindytalk even closer to the "poetry of the decay" you're in love with.

By the way, Mr Plastic Orcadian, could you please email me your address ? I need it to ship your package next week (yes at last !) ;-)

medium asleep said...

There are acres of people who sing when they don't mean it and not enough who only sing when they truly need to.