Achim Wollscheid & Bernhard Schreiner: Calibrated Contingency (Baskaru, 2014)

February 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Achim Wollscheid & Bernhard Schreiner: Calibrated Contingency

Achim Wollscheid & Bernhard Schreiner: Calibrated Contingency

It’s strangely appropriate that I discovered this album the week that Tod Dockstader died. This album reminds me a lot of his noisy, apocalyptic electro-acoustic music. It’s constantly shifting and unpredictable, and takes it time gliding only to make some unexpected turns. The two artists actually recorded this album in concert with a wall placed between them and speakers placed in a straight line towards the audience. Given the circumstance, this stereo mix of that concert sounds incredibly cohesive, not to mention sonically rich. The static and glitch elements and random voices are all integrated really well. A truly gripping recording.

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