Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Robert Worby - Factitious Airs (Electronic Music) [Persistence Of Sound 002]

Scheduled for release via the relatively fresh label Persistence Of Sound is Robert Worby's first ever solo album throughout his 50+ years spanning career as an electronic music composer. Going by the title "Factitious Airs (Electronic Music)" the longplayer presents a selection of ten tracks harking back to the early days of electronic composition and musique concrete, a heritage well evident from the very first sonic events of the opener "Stumble Bum Junk Heap" which immediately brings to mind terms like Neue Musik and praised institutions like the BBC Radiophonic Workshop as well as other laboratory environments for pure sound research. This heritage and approach makes Robert Worby's music as advanced and unique as indescribable, employing both collage as well as modular and other techniques to create pieces as ghostly and otherwordly like "Cody's Receiver", retrofuturist bleep orgies like "To Come Speedy Upon Them", minimal warps as presented in "TekTone 1" or fascinating, computational sounds like those to be found in "Electronic Sound From Belarus" just to name a few cuts from this highly contemporary journey into the past of electronic music making. Fascinating.


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