Wednesday, 3 May 2017

M1CH4EL S1EGEL - THE S0UNDS OF THE JUNK Y4RD (1964)


Compared to Sounds of the Office, this series of field-recordings comes across as a far more visceral kind of representation, a more material and urgent document. Set into vinyl, these mostly unheard, ignored, unnoticed, forgotten, marginalized, repressed, or unwanted mechanical rumblings become foreground sounds, unlike the background sounds of the office. As a record, the sonic abstractions of labor and capital take an indexical form, and materialize here within realm of the aural...

Dreamworking...


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