Wednesday, 21 December 2016

M4LC0LM G0LDSTE1N - V1SI0N S0UND1NG (1985)

A work of not-quite-but-close droneish violin improv on one side of this self-released album. Great. On the flip, Goldstein provides an extended technique exercise in the form of playing an actual maple tree branch. Exquisite. His tapping, and scraping explorations of the sonic potential of a stick is enthralling, beyond meditative, if ridiculous. To this he adds subtle humming--again, almost a drone. A shamanistic experiment in already experimental sound.

The violin dreams of its youth as a tree...

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