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james ferraro “citrac” double long playing record set
- red ant human
- computer chipped police
- virtual pain
- cyber marine
- rally at world watch arena
- chance altar
- gates surrounding control tower
- flesh circuit
- public execution of a no mark
- mark change on highway
- wired tribe
- digital gods
- subculture 2090
- liquid metal excerpt 1
|august 2009 release ; i’m going to admit defeat here a little bit - one on hand you’ve gotta appreciate james’ whole private-universe-view right now (the printed inner-sleeves offer a ghastly, low-bit collage of iconography from lawnmower man, the robocop franchise, the stealth bomber, vin diesel (?), kirk cameron, etc ... all set over a burning terminator-lineage wasteland) - there’s certainly no one else out there repurposing such “questionable” signifiers in anywhere near as interesting a manner ...|
... but slogging through this 80+ minutes of plundered 80s tv commercials, soundbites, gruff biker rock (albeit capably wrest from the limbs of mr. ferraro himself) and bits from said movies, all mixed to the absolute lowest-of-lo-fi‘s ... i can’t help but shake the feeling that there’s, you know, actual great music being made elsewhere right now that’s more deserving of the oddly cult-ish following mr. ferraro’s managed to summon this past year or two ... not saying there isn’t anything redeemable going on here - ferraro’s adherence to his personal ideal is entirely laudable - but i’m finding more & more that my own enjoyment of his music has to do with introductory reactions to his conceptual framework rather than an actual enjoyment of each new signal being piped through the gates ...
... just my $0.02 here ; of course if you’ve been following this stuff all along, this will be a fine addition to the manifold stack of output james has been pumping out in nicer & nicer editions (certainly glad he’s graduated to actual labels & label-systems) ; as always, your call ...
arbor106 james ferraro - "citrac" 2xlp
the citrac collection presents one of james ferraro’s most cinematic visions; showing his recent mode of soundworld creation in top form. by shying away from pure musical creation and opting towards the organic birth of sonic universes james finds a new way to tell a story. evoking vastly imaginative imagery, this 80+ minute suite spanning two lps, contains the previously released “postremo techno mundus symposium”, excerpts and alternative edits from liquid metal’s alternative soundtrack to “digital overdrive”, and the all new “digital tribe”. presenting deep-nightmarish atmospheres of surveillance and captivity on through the rush of the open road; the hypnotic, lo-fi result is one that could only come from ferraro’s alien mind, eternally stuck in a 1980s vision of an impossibly archaic future.
in an edition of 400 double lps with full color printed inner-sleeves in pro-printed black and white cardboard sleeves and printed labels by james.