Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Strotter - Anna instrumental

I've been really looking into sound/experimental seven inches lately especially when they use the format to it's fullest, with lock grooves, or reverse spirals. these are the things record were made for. I imagine setting up a few record players with different lock grooves and listening to them all day. This release was created with turntables so that just really messes with my head. Someone should release a 7 inch of recordings of lock grooves from a bunch of seven inches...ok I have to get some sleep.

It's $6 from Public Guilt, they have a million interesting releases and I have to look at this site a lot more.

Using five, old manipulated Lenco turntables and various cut or scotched records and found objects, Switzerland's Strotter Inst. (aka Christoph Hess) creates polymorph sound and rhythm structures. The tracks on "Anna/Anna" are more atmospheric than past works and at times resemble field recordings of "lurching" frogs. The listener is met with a single black 7" record(with no labels) in a clear sleeve. Once the record has been removed, the artwork and liner notes(which double as a map to instruct the listener on how to play the record) are revealed and can only be read though the clear sleeve. The tracks (two per side) play inside out and outside in ending in the center of the record in the same locked groove.

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