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Old 07-31-2015, 07:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wreckage Installations & Metalworks
By Hal Hutchinson

Besides recommending you listen to this recording I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said better. Therefore, I link and quote:

2014 release from the British noisemaker. Few contemporary Noise artists have explored the sonic qualities of scrap metal to the extent that Hal Hutchinson has with his Factory of Metal Sound aesthetic. The dense, brutally forceful metal-scapes Hutchinson crafts follow a tradition of Metal manipulation previously examined by Japanese Noisician K2 and Canadian artist Alan Bloor (a.k.a. Knurl), but Hutchinson employs a unique approach to assembling and layering his recordings of chains, pipes, sheet metal, metal barrels, and other metallic objects being smashed and dragged and beaten. A cacophony of skull-scraping clatter is transformed into something far more complex, as his Factory method blends these sounds together into a strangely structured colossus of entropic industrial pandemonium.

There is enough variation in sound to keep things interesting, and it is noisy without being brickwalled, digitally distorted mud. It's not really ambient per se, but at a low volume it could suffice as relaxing background music. There are loops, but they are not overused, and Hutchinson wisely avoids rapid-changing cut-up noise techniques that rarely work out for stuff like this.
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