Dark Side Of The Audio System / Loop Collections 9
1. Loop 1 (7:37) 2. Loop 2 (7:30) 3. Loop 3 (7:47) 4. Loop 4 (7:14) 5. Loop 5 (7:12) 6. Loop 6 (7:15) 7. Loop 7 (7:27) 8. Loop 8 (7:30)
All music by Dark Side Of The Audio System. Very tender and quiet piano loop collection. Tape loop on broken recorder with hiss, wow and flutter and prepared tape. For memory of Yawata Masami.
$10 / ANALOGPATH014 / cdr Limited 100
Over the course of the last two years Analog Path has evolved into one of the more consistent CD-R labels in a format that is constantly figuring out where it stands among other musical mediums, particularly vinyl, digital, and, of course, glass mastered CDs. For its 14th release, the label looks back to its not so distant pass and calls upon Shinobu Nemoto to deliver another set of quiet, creaky loop based compositions. This time he houses it under his Dark Side of the Audio System moniker where wow and flutter become the predominate instruments after a few cycles elapse and your ears become familiar with the short piano phrases. “Loop Collections 9″ isn’t linear like the “Disintegration Loops” and it doesn’t become more distorted and abstracted with every pass. Instead each revolution is seemingly new and unphased by what came before it, a fresh life given to downcast material. – Ryan Potts
Our Kim has just walked over to me to tell me she thinks this is brilliant, “Like sad clown music”. She has however declined to review it so that’s left to me.
Basically what we have here are a number of piano loops that sound like they’re occasionally warping and melting. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s all very simple yet effective – reminding Phil of something between Les Dawson and The Caretaker. Norman Records