Review of 1897 [12k1053]

Vital Weekly (NL)

Seaworthy, being Cameron Webb out of Australia, was here in Vital Weekly a few weeks ago with a split 3″CDR release, and now returns with his second album for 12k. He spent three months in an old ammunition bunker, playing a series of improvisations on his guitar, as well as playing field recordings inside the bunker using the natural reverb of the place. That may remind some of ABGS Bunkerschallung, but Webb plays throughout a more gentle tune, certainly since he at times goes back to a guitar piece, with no reverb. Here he may sound like good ol’ Durutti Column, but the contrast with the natural reverb pieces work actually quite nice. It seems wide apart, but the total makes a nice balance. The dry sound of the guitar on one hand and the “treated” sounds of birds, wind and insects. Beautiful release, just as English. Both not necessarily add much to the 12k reputation in this field, but broaden the perspective of microsound a bit more. (FdW)

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