CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 5

March 20, 2009

And so I reached the end of all six hours and seventeen minutes of the recording. The train is still an hour from Glasgow but then if it was a race I know where my money would always have been. The last hour was interesting. The first half of it was a raucous shredded blast […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 4

March 20, 2009

Right OK. So the silence must have lasted at least 90 minutes. That’s what it felt like anyway. I kept the earpieces in all the way through though and did not stop or fast forward the track. I was genuinely worried I had a faulty download. Maybe that’s the point. However at 4 hours 45 […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 3

March 20, 2009

I changed trains at Wolverhampton, in the heart of the English midlands during the half hour I spent there awaiting the last train of my journey Mattin’s epic work had progressed into a drilling, quite brutal digital noise that changed very little except get louder and more intense. This section was very ugly and it […]

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Friday 20th March Pt. 2

March 20, 2009

As the train winds it’s way through the veritable splendour of Birmingham’s suburbs the Mattin recording is a little more of a third if the way through. For the last hour or so the music has moved through extended passages of grey cloudy static and sections focussed on the Spanish speech, often layered and warped […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March. Pt. 1

March 20, 2009

Well it’s just about a quarter past seven in the morning as I start to write this post, from my iPhone on Oxford railway station. I have just got off of the first of three trains today on the way up to Scotland, this first one just being a short connecting journey from Didcot. If […]

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CD Reviews

Uncertain Times

September 11, 2007

Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Taku Unami, Mattin – 5 Modules III Manual I’m a little late to this extraordinary recording, having owned it a while but only just found the time to play it. However as Mattin’s partially incomprehensible sleeve notes suggest we all need to reclaim our own notion of time, this probably doesn’t […]

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