87 CENTRAL - SAXMOWER This is 87 Central\'s second release, which has been in the works for some time. His first release was also on a Dutch label, ERS Records, and showed his interest in playing around with feedback sounds. On this new CD, which has eight tracks, he continues to explore feedback sounds (or as some people would call it, the \'no input mixer\'), but he adds field recordings to his instruments. Last week, I saw him playing a concert, and that was a true joy. Sitting behind his mixing board, with a stack of effect racks and his laptop hidden somewhere (streaming the field recordings) one could easily see how his sound is manipulated through equalization, fading of channels etc. Like on this new CD, the result is not some mere static droning thing (nor a harsh high toned excercise), but rather a rhythmical effort. Deep bass end sounds in cyclical ways, with changing high end peeps and cracks. In some way similar to say Alva Noto, but 87 Central is not really interested in a quantized 4/4 beat and let everything run smoothly for a modern dance floor. 87 Central rather picks up influences from composed musique concrete, so the compositional structure is much wider, rather then limited to an almost techno track of five minutes. Maybe in a way this is glitch music, but certainly one of the kind that has something new to say, a new and more interesting approach then what is going on. While harking back to various traditions, 87 Central builts his own new thing of it. -- Frans de Waard.
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