Saturday, May 13, 2006

New Reviews for Ptolemaic Terrascope On-line

Latest scribblage here:

The Darling Downs - "How Can I Forget This Heart Of Mine?" CD on Carrot Top Records
Two United Bible Studies CDs on Barl Fire and Deserted Village
Painting Petals on Planet Ghost LP on Time-Lag
Two Bjerga/Iversen CD-Rs on Barl Fire and Musicyoormindwillloveyou
Agitated Radio Pilot - "Your Turn to Go it Alone" CD-R on Rusted Rail

Random Quote Generator:

"'Smoke-Filled Mirrors' forms part of the duo prolific 2005 work, being
recorded and mixed in June least year as part of the 'Hovden Tapes' sessions.
One could almost consider it an EP, since it is comprised of a single track
eponymous of around 27 minute's duration. It starts will a cloud of electronics,
oscillating drones, nether-shortwave voices and associated detritus conjure a
dysfunctional machine-shop ambience. Odd, whirs, clanks, rattles and the sounds
of broken machines inhabit the sound stage like the ghosts of impending failure
that flow through the wires and fluid lines of a badly maintained third-world
passenger airliner as the clock of its existence winds down. Warning lights go
on and off, caution tones bleep but there is no one around to hear them but us,
and we don't care. Signal waves roll onto tape in the black box of this grim
industrial symphony, and eventually all the components begin to scream in unison
and they figure out their number is up. There is power here, and a certain
industrial revolution beauty, but no peace, and all of the possible resolutions
obey the third law of thermodynamics. The machine dies, and its ghost moves on"
- from the Bjerga/Iversen round-up


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