CRESHEVSKY, NOAH: Hyperrealism

Code: Mutable17516-2
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Pure Plunderphonics from the world of contemporary music that concentrates on recognisable instrumental and vocal sounds organised through the notion of imaginary 'super-performers' with impossible techniques. These compositions feature more or less completely undistorted Western and Indian classical instruments and all manner of voices, intelligently deployed. There is rhythmic, harmonic and melodic content and the musics of diverse ages and places (especially Baroque) are inseparably entangled. The aesthetic is far from laptop or DJ and stays firmly in the electronic and compositional tradition (after Nancarrow or Alwyn Nicholas with massive instrumental resources and supersingers). A rare example, like early John Wall, of a disciplined and deep-structured use of 'natural' samples in possible but impossible compositions. A little one- dimensional but still highly recommended.