CDR: Organic Pipeline OP013 
Ltd x 50
is the debut release from the Danish artist Respirator and comes to us
from the Organic Pipeline label. It is limited to fifty numbered copies.
Some may already be familiar with Respirator from an appearance on "Noise
Decay - Noises and Such from Denmark vol. 1". Respirator, who now
calls the computer his main instrument, is also an accomplished guitarist
as well as trumpeter. Two instruments among others that he chooses to
analyze in the release on review here.
Each track on the CD is based on the electronic manipulation of one sound
source. The approach focuses on generating and looping beats using a number
of 'instruments' including: acoustic guitar, piano, books (yes, the things
with paper pages), theremin, trumpet, electric guitar, ukulele and kitchen.
The title of each track is an indication of the instrument used. The sonic
exploration is restricted to what happens to acoustic sounds when they're
stretched up and down in pitch and time. Except for the track Ukulele
which comes across as a heavy metal parody. You'll get it when you hear
it. There are some extremely entertaining examinations of structure and
texture here. Especially intriguing is the track 'Acoustic Guitar'
which deconstructs the elements that give the instrument it's characteristic
timbre. Overall a promising debut.
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