back in stock as of
december 24th, 2007
first in stock on
november 19th, 2006
|crouton (usa) #crouton 31 cd|
robert hampson / steven hess “s/t” compact disc
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|crisp, minimal sound-research set from main’s robert hampson & chicagoland percussion maverick steven hess (fessenden, duos with greg davis, etc...) - not the musique concrète process-piece set you’d expect; more a set of digital treatments of hess’ attack-based material(s) into gritty, granular clouds punctuated with hess’ acoustic percussion.|
quite stark... but ultimately a pretty bold step in a new direction for hampson (hess is in familiar territory)
robert hampson/steven hess:
a sensible combination, brought to light by a chance contact resulting in a fairly lengthy process of recording, listening, and mixing. robert hampson, is, of course, the visionary behind sound behemoths loop and main, and even served a highly productive position within godflesh, organum, and also collaborated with jim o' rourke. steven hess is a percussionist who provides comfortably obscure rhythms and textures for pan american, fessenden, on, and haptic.
together, hampson and hess create a delightful peephole into the space where resonance from various percussions exist. these are the indirect moments that are just as real as those obvious times when a drummer nails the snare drum in 4/4 time. this is the stuff that for without, the attack, the beat, the percussion itself, would be lifeless pricks of meaningless sound. these recordings are filled with the active and excited ghost of interaction with material; highly unreal at times, and undeniably human at others. for those familiar with their previous endeavors, this is certain to please. for others, you are about to hear the collaboration of two people who know exactly what they are doing, and have created an even more powerful joined effort. clearly tasty.
cdep released in an edition of 500, packaged in mulitple layers of clear material. see?