::: taâlem ::: cdr ::: 2012 :::
in 2010, as a sort of game, or perhaps exercise in concentration, i decided to recreate the piece as closely as possible using the original source material and the computer techniques i hadn’t had 10 years previous. this is the result.
this piece is dedicated to gordon.
A new trio of releases on Taalem, a label specialized in 3″ CDRs of drone music and all things otherwise atmospheric. […] Patrick McGinley has been around as Murmer (or murmer as he prefers it) since 1996, using found sound and found objects, and his work ‘concentrates on the framing of sounds from our environment which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked but which out of context become unrecognizable, alien and extraordinary’. His release has one piece and its a recreation of a drone piece from 2000 (which was released by Absurd back then, see Vital Weekly 372) but then with modern techniques, which make it possible to do a more refined piece rather than the rawer material he had back then. It uses rain sounds and bells. Its a fine piece, very Murmer like. Minimal, austere, changing very gradually over the course of the piece and making a small crescendo at the end. A rather solid piece in its approach. Nothing new for Murmer, not the best work in his catalogue, but just a fine, sturdy addition to what we already know and that’s fine too.[…]
::: frans de waard ::: vital weekly #837 :::