Thursday, September 07, 2023

Annea Lockwood - Glass World [Room40 Promo]

Set for re-release via Australia's Room40 label as a CD edition accompanied by an extended interview book on September 8th, 2k23 is "Glass World", the remastered version of Annea Lockwood's 1970 debut of the same name. A slightly short of 45 minutes set of miniatures, 23 in total, which reflect on the sonic curiosity of the long standing artist and her approach of deep and careful listening with a set of highly intimate, close up recordings of chiming glass, wobbling metal plates and other manipulated objects, seemingly oftentimes unprocessed, yet sometimes recorded and undergoing electronic x electroacoustic treatments to an extent the technology of the time - half a century ago! - allowed for, resulting in sweeping wobbles, clanging, tongue-in-cheek improvisations of a minimalist nature, enhanced wall shaking low ends and other, sometimes surprising effects which, despite seeming rather primitive in comparison to todays standards of electronic processing and endless DAWssibilities, still provide a fascinating and focused take on isolated sound as well as an important piece of experimental music history, especially for dedicated fans of Musique Concrete. Go check.


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