"Live: An Afternoon Bizarre" CD
Genres: tape collage, musique concrete,
PO Box 58674
Oct 28 - Nov 3 2002
time we saw Klarc Qent, he had created a wonderful little
CDR by the name of Erroneous Data (plus) that culminated a
number of his best tape collage pieces. This, his second effort, is
another trip into the world of obscure samples and thrift store
melodies - and, by golly, it's still dang fun.
Apparently from a live performance on his summer radio show, An
Afternoon Bizarre is a fun, playful CDR that sticks more to the
happy plunderphonic side of things than the world of political culture
jamming. This, however, is no problem, and the album is a fun romp
through a diverse smorgasbord of sounds.
Take "A World of Sound/N'coherency," for example. Over
nine minutes long, the track is a long, drawn out aural attack of
soundclips. Culminating everything from variety-show hosts to clips
from Longmont Potion Castle's hilarious prank calls, his
samples will continuously get you giggling to yourself. However,
unlike similar artists People Like Us and The Bran Flakes,
this music is not set to a beat, and those looking for more
structured, melodic collages will want to look elsewhere.
Aside from the silly vocal samples, there are also a number of more
experimental, abstract tape experiments here. "Live Improv
#1," for example, sees Qent paying homage to Stockhausen
in a bizarre sound concoction. The other two "Live Improv"
tracks, as well as the two "UFO Was The Case" pieces, also
feature a similar style.
Altogether, Klarc Qent's Erroneous Data (plus) may be
more suited to newcomers to his sound, but this live album makes a
wonderful supplement if you're already familiar with his sound. Heck,
get 'em both.
By the way, this album also wins the "interesting
packaging" award, as it is packed in a beautiful red case wiht
interesting stickers and a funny little mini-zine about Jiminy
Buzzkill. See the review of that zine here.
Note: Klarc loves to trade with artists of the same
persuasion! Check out his website here
to arrange a swap!
12 tracks; distributed by the