MOMA077 smokebreak

by PCRV

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pcrv-smokebreak

side a: sine of the times

side b: in addition two

recorded on 11-19-13
after repeated attempts
to record and eventual
erasure of original material

pcrv is matt taggart
billings, mt

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mattaggart (at) yahoo (dot) com

PCRV takes minimal electronic noise composition to a completely new level on Side A of this microcassette work - "sine of the times" builds slowly out of subtly-modulated oscillator tones intermixed with an intoning voice that phases in and out on a carrier wave, like two shortwave radio channels that are too close together and subtle twists of the dial cross-modulate the signals into increasingly conflictive lo-fi skronk and blat-fizz. On the other side of eruption, then implosion, someone twists the dial to a brain channel where a 12 note guitar figure loop arises from the wreckage, lives a short life of reiteration and decayed development before it all just burns down to a smoking ember in the dark. The second side is more overtly aggressive, perhaps less variegated, but no less organic and ear-tantalizing.

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released December 19, 2013

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