Re: Short Tracks
- Worth checking out: Curd Duca's recent release Elevator 3 on Mille
Below is a decent summation of its content on behalf of the good folks at
Other Music (www.othermusic.com) in NYC:
CURD DUCA "Elevator 3" (Mille Plateaux, Germany) CD/LP $14.99/$11.99
Duca's work has long been the most coherent and structured of any
electronic artist on Mille Plateaux (yet); "Elevator 3" is no exception.
And this is probably due to the origins of his music--rather than generate
them from scratch or strip them down to near-nothingness, he tries to
retain the sonic qualities of the samples he uses, even as he fragments
them exaggeratedly. Decontextualized and de-textured, the he takes
lush muzak sounds down to a dull chill. As he grays music which formerly
had vibrant color, he's purposefully softening and muffling the impact.
This album does this even more than the two previous "Elevator"
of miniatures (there are 48 tracks in 38 minutes here), and adds a
vocalist, the wraithlike, vaporous Carin Feldschmidt. Like a journey
through Times Square, blindfolded. [RE]