Turning up the volume on this album won't make the walls shake or have the speakers emanate engulfing atmospherics, but it will put the listener in the midst of a never-ending swell of nuances that will go from the metallic reverberation from a chiming bell or the crunching sound of dry leaves. It will be like putting each piece under a microscope to find rhythmic and tonal patterns that may go unnoticed once the musical instruments kick in.
Favorite track: A2.
Danny Clay: metal bells, combs, paper, broken light, piano, music box, marbles, cassette tapes, pebbles, plastic bells, small percussion, transducers, wooden blocks
Matt Atkins: chopstick on drumhead, crowd murmur, drum filled with seeds, dry plant leaves, homemade banjo strings, jingle bell stick, karma piano, large bell, marbles in drum head, newspaper, piano notes on cassette tape, ping pong ball in drum and saucepan lid, plastic packaging, push flute, sheet of paper, small and large bells, cymbals, wind-up toy
supported by 21 fans who also own “An Index of Textures”
Gosh, this is some of the most pleasing sonic composition I have ever heard. I mean going back through Karlheinz Stockhausen Daphine Orms, Delia Derbyshire and Brian Eno (yeah and Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell), sonically this is stunning. Metacomet