some kind words from the Sound Projector a nice blog on experimental music.
Bits of Indigenous Space Between The Grains
NO NUMBER CDR (2015)
Compared to Airs, Spruit’s
offering sounds like The Who Live At Leeds,
but it shows a similar fascination with microscopic detail. Spruit is Dutch
musician Marc Spruit, who for this release has abandoned his previous work
with turntables and taken a step into the wonderful world of laptops and
The tracks on Small Bits Of Indigenous Space
Between The Grains are
digital cut-ups, created from old toys and radios, no-input mixing boards and
virtual synths. The resulting bleeps, bloops and burblings have been run
through the audio processor and chopped up into small samples, which are then
used as components for longer improvisations.
All tracks are named for their running
times and, to my ears at least, have very little to distinguish one from the
other. Still, it’s quite a fascinating listen. The overall effect is like a
musical double-slit experiment, with the sound displaying the characteristics
of both waves and particles. Again, it’s all too spiky to be called ambient
music, unless the ambience you’re aiming for is “cosmic background radiation”.
Interesting experiments, if nothing