Monday, July 7, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Aalfang mit Pferdekopf “Mutatis Mutandis” (attenuation circuit)

            The title of this cassette translates to mean changing only those things which need changing.  I find that to be rather fitting considering that this is minimalistic drone type of ambient music,   It begins with spoken words, but then quickly becomes rather quiet throughout the rest of the experience.

            There are static waves coming through like the ocean and then these quiet whirrs before we get into what sounds like drops of water dripping into puddles.   I guess the basic idea here- which makes this genius- is that the silence you would hear on a blank cassette doesn’t change that much and is only slightly altered as the artist sees best fit.  

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