The trouble with music concrete compositions is that oftentimes, the sounds
used in the recording are important and image invoking only to the composer
and his/her immediate circle. This is most definitely the case with this
disc. To an ‘untrained’ ear like my own, this sounds like just a bunch of
random beeps and pauses and bells and whistles, with no consistent thread to
tie the tracks together or even the songs themselves.
Nice thing about this is, my neighbor was doing some irritating construction
work outside while I was playing this. Instead of it disturbing me like it
usually does, I found myself listening as intently to the paint being
scraped off the side of the house as I was this disc. Actually, I thought
that the noise outside was part of this disc, and only discovered my mistake
on replaying it later.
by Holly Day