6TH GIFT: Charlatan, Exercises MICRO

Charlatan, Excercises MICRO

Last Spring I posed a challenge to a fellow label-head/musician friend of mine (based in Tulsa, OK), to get revenge of sorts because of a massive 85 minute tape he asked me to do in an edition of 22!   So in response, this is what I requested: Super experimental & non-musical & synthy, but not noisey & not too droney using only the pro-one & recorded to tape of course. I guess my challenge was more specific… but I tried to think of everything that that dude does exceptionally well, then ask him to do the opposite!  His approach to the challenge is especially interesting to listen to; it’s improvised synth music that consciously attempts to avoid musical spaces.  And it’s in that avoidance of musical spaces that hints of musical ideas occur.  They seem to play on the creativity of the listener, providing a palette for which to connect the dots, link ideas and create our own music through interpretation.  Please except this gift; a prized edition of the MICRO collection.

Next month: New tapes by Matt Carlson, Million Mists & Spare Death Icon.

Charlatan, exercises
Download: GT020 59 MB ZIP file, includes 320 kbps MP3s

MICRO CASSETTES… The wave of the future.
Inexpensive. Miniature. Mono. Limited Frequency Response.

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