Genres: sound collage, plunderphonics
603 N. Orange St
Aug 27 - Sep 3 2004
Backwash is a ten-year compilation of Wayne Butane's
talk-heavy plunderphonics collages. It collects seven cassette
recordings and one seven-inch record into one long CDR track.
The work is somewhat akin to the less musical side of People Like
Us and The Tape Beatles, with emphasis on vocal clips
rather than song excerpts - which are also present, but sparse.
Like Swipes, which I also reviewed
recently, this disc is successful because of its sample diversity -
there's so much on here, that you just end up sitting next to the
stereo with your mouth gaping open in awe. Sound sources come
from everywhere - grisly newscasts, Michael Jackson, Longmont
Potion Castle, and even pornography. This isn't nearly as
polished as some of the more popular audio collage material, but it's
a good selection of lo-fi cut-n-pasting. Fun.
1 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]