New edition of Furthernoise

.... full of lots of crackly experimental noise music for your listening and reading pleasure.

Furthernoise issue February 2009

"Seconds in Formaldehyde, Waterscape, Suchness" (feature) A movement of drone-gaze tone-haze guitar wranglers is on the rise.
Somewhere at the centre is Seconds in Formaldehyde, placing notes, harmonics and chords in suspension. He's one of a loose affiliation of likeminds making ambient gold from base string metal, he's rolled out on his Waterscape label works by fellow-travellers as various as Peter Wright, Jason Sloan, and Hakobune.
feature by Alan Lockett

"ESP Organism - Brown Wing Overdrive" (review) Brown Wing Overdrives new album ESP Organism, released on John Zorn's Ztadik label is rightly catalogued under Lunatic Fringe, and if John himself thinks that, then you get some idea of what your in for. What runs through this forty six minute melange of electro-acoustic shamanistic glitch is a truly serious concern for the absurd.
review by Roger Mills

"Imperfect Silence - Various" (review)
Imperfect Silence is a radical collaboration between artists working together purely online. Global boundaries and cultural differences make way for free jazz and diverse sonic improvisation, as Phil Hargreaves edits together the material to provide a personal narrative of Cadavre Esquis.
review by Alex Young

"No Traces" (review)
Infraction Records, purveyors of fine ambience since 2001, serves up its first 2009 release in No Traces, a new recording whose sounding body clads itself in old raiment of vinyl scratch and radio crackle.
Alexander ?Sleepy Town Manufacture? Ananyev and Stanislav ?Unit 21?
Vdovin are the agents guiding discreet psychonavigations through Russian mind-fields.
review by Alan Lockett

"Not To Be Taken Away - Matt Weston" (review) Matt Weston fires out another solo release on his 7272Music label. Not to be Taken Away is a brave set of compositions documenting Mr.
Weston's electronic experimentation with live percussion improvisation. What for the listener "should be taken away" from these collections of tracks, is that Matt is attempting to work on a few different levels.
review by Derek Morton

"Over All of Spain the Sky is Clear - Interbellum" (review) Interbellum plays a languid, melancholy soundtrack for rainy afternoons and Sunday mornings. The ocean waves on the album cover provide an apt allusion to the cello-piano duet's ever wandering melodies.
review by Caleb Deupree

"Signal Ruins" (review)
In his instruments, Matthew Burtner - joined here by Juraj Kojs on piano and W. Aniseh Khan-Burtner on percussion and noise generators - does not find the condition for the amplification of man's tragic masks but the site of a symbiosis according to which instrumental bodies are comprised of a certain complex of possibilities.
review by Max Schaefer

"Sympathetic Vibration - Marcus Jones" (review) Often, recordings exist as complete works in themselves, or as documents or mementos of a live performance. Sympathetic Vibration is one of a rapidly expanding body of works that do not fit easily into either category, blurring the boundaries between recorded materials and live event. Stacey Sewell chats to its creator, phonographer and sound designer Markus Jones.
review by Stacey Sewell

"The Sad Sea - Hotel Hotel" (review)
The fate of the Marie Celeste is one of those enduring stories charged with urban myth and intrigue, which still captures imaginations to this day. It is infused with all the imagery and emotion that is the foundation of the many artistic and literary interpretations of the story. With this in mind, Austin based post rockers Hotel Hotel have picked up the gauntlet and run with an ambient concept album The Sad Sea.
review by Roger Mills

"Two sides of RP Collier" (review)
Portland, Oregon, might seem an unlikely location for an experimental collection of instruments that originated in sub-Saharan Africa, but Robert Patterson (aka RP) Collier not only builds them, he hooks them up to stomp boxes and wires them directly to computers. He plays conventional instruments as well, creating guitar improvisations that sound more like a group than a solo performance.
review by Caleb Deupree

"Under Voices: Les voix de la Tour Eiffel - China Blue" (review) China Blue has a romantic relationship with the Eiffel Tower. In 2005, her then boyfriend proposed to her from the top of this Paris landmark. Ultimately this led to a fascination with documenting the acoustic properties of the tower using a combination of special seismic and binaural microphones. What results is a varied album of mostly ambient pieces, inspired by the sounds of environmental forces on architecture.
review by Derek Morton

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