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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
MUD-Burning Bush-(U Productions-Usa-1996)
Here comes another unknown artist from the crypt of the 90s. Mud was a
project hailing from the Usa formed by Traig Foltz (somehow involved in
Yen Pox and Veil of Secrecy) and Steve Hall (maybe the same one involved
in Ephiphany recs). This cassette has 3 tracks on each side. There is
usage of ambient and field recordings in some songs, rhythmic layers of
overdriven bass drums and machine-like sounds on others and/or nostalgic
piano music/arabic guitar with vocal loops on some other tracks. It is
all a mash up, but well done and somehow it has an underlying trancelike
power. "All Compositions Made on Locations Made Famous By Their
Aboundance Of Parapsychological Activity" this is a statement written by
the musicians on the back of the cover-sleeve, it might help you to get
a better idea of their music and what is behind it.
No idea how many copies were distributed by this >U productions,I think this is a very fine tape production and quite
interesting both for the the ideas and the music. I believe that fans of
certain drone/ambient/experimental electronic music will like it.