"An arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds"

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


One of this year's more audacious & diverting 'remixes' (response or engagement might be a better way of putting it...), Marc Kate's Low blow brilliantly unleashes Bowie & Eno's inner drone: "All 11 tracks of 'Low' playing at the same time, stretched to three hours." 

That cover image (itself a manipulation of the The Man Who Fell to Earth-sourced Low cover, presumably) encapsulates this vast piece's inevitably sedimented, smeared feel. Even if its ochre strata are rather warmer...

Kate's Despairer is also delicious - especially the measured potency of I Would Do Anything For You. Except Listen (featured in the March edition of Lend Me Your Radio, LMYE's monthly SoundCloud playlist) & Abject-Oriented Ontology (another exercise in intense, stately gathering; balletic video below). 

Bonus (mastered by the great Lawrence English, no less...):

Bonus #2 (continuing the simultaneity theme):

Bonus #3:

NB: Kate is also the host of Why We Listen: a strikingly thoughtful podcast that recently featured Disquiet's Marc Weidenbaum, in whose online listening group of a few years ago LMYE's jl & al first 'met'...

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