Oceansource

It’s easy to be musically prolific when you find ways to make 22 minutes of noise out of 12 seconds of actual programmed music. The source material here is distorted choir samples. This is then stretched to 100 times its original length, heavily processed, and et voilà, this monstrosity right here.

An exercise in getting much from little. Also an attempt to capture the essence of a single vast body of water, its majesty, grace and terror all rolled up into one long unending static moment. Except this one ends, and the ending is actually one of my favourite parts of the piece as a whole – it exploits a simple trick that I happen to find highly effective. And loud.

On the beach, minus Neil Young.

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