T​/​E 103 - Machine Listener "Endless Coil"

by Machine Listener

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    "Machine Listener is the solo project of Cleveland based visual/sonic artist Matthew Gallagher, also a member of the “massively deformed” rust-belt free jazz outfit Fire Death. May 2016 sees the debut LP release of Machine Listener on Tusco/Embassy Press’s Midwest division titled Endless Coil. The record is a collection of late-night, generative synth compositions.
    Recorded in the weeks following West Virginia noise festival Voice of the Valley, Endless Coil derives inspiration from the vast biodiversity of the West Virginian wilderness and attempts to piece together the feeling of wonderment fostered by such an environment. Insectile, respiratory, and dendriform subject matter pervade this recording, electronically representing voices that are so often drowned out by the imagined self-importance of human civilization."

    "As Machine Listener, Cleveland-based Matthew Gallagher artist and musician, creates enormous and agile sets of noise music that skirts blunt of brutal tendencies of the genre for more curious, engaged experiences. Endless Coil, Gallagher's latest release, ventures even further into glorious and otherworldly treks of sound and away from some of the more abrasive areas the project has mined in the past. The opening motif rockets into the air in a spiraling din of Terry Riley-esque noise, shimmering in a trail of frayed and shifting sound. The display soon dissolves into a massive, undulating drift similar to Beat-era Bowery Electric and focusing its powers on both terrestrial and celestial bliss points. Gallagher steers things into more minimal realms, ditching the layers of tones and textures for a simple, optimistic but eerie bell melody. The B-side unfurls a slow and sedate but robust shroud of amplified electronics, burning through worn but sturdy organ drones as though John Cale's early New York recordings were slowed to a smear."
    - Bobby Power via Adhoc.fm

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Side A 17:20
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Side B 16:48

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released June 5, 2016

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