microphones in the trees: micromelancolié

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


"dissonant tones, an unstable aural combination, and tensions that demand more; 'owl eater' from Micromelancolié is an album that finds a much more humanly private quality than resolution: it finds conflict and grief. the album begins in the static unknown ~ a monotonous search in the woods of a lonely whir. as an owl's gaze wanders, so does the light buzz in the tone, moving in and out of the speaker, up and down in the melody.

looking for prey, Micromelancolié eats the bird of wisdom and moves onto the second side with a pounding harmony on the piano. the gloom and drear of chord pushes back into another tension, but this time more harsh than side a. contact mics, samplers and pre-recorded sounds; 'owl eater' brings a moon-skulled thrill, and a surreal reach for the creatures of the night." ray jackson, already dead tapes

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