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February 9, 2011

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From: Roger Mills <> -

Welcome to the new years issue of in which we are proud 
to announce the launch of our new net label release Explorations in Sound, 
Vol. 4, The sound of Live Performance. The release is free to download 

We also have loads of new reviews and our audio player is once again 
stocked with new sounds from featured noise makers.

Enjoy !!!

Furthernoise issue February 2011

"Explorations in Sound, Vol. 4 The Sound of Live Performance - Various 
Artists" (feature)

The live sound and music performance is like no other medium for 
expression and unpredictability, frequently yielding interesting sonic 
results, both on, and off stage. Sound checks, sound failures, the 
misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads / 
calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration can all create 
sources for eclectic new material.
feature by Roger Mills

"Chance Reconstruction - M. Ostermeier" (review)

M. Ostermeier's piano-based compositions inhabit a similar wistful sound 
world to other post-classical artists, but his electronics provide more of 
an irregular ambiance for the piano rather than commenting on the delicate 
melodies directly. Chance Reconstruction is the first full-length album 
from an artist with an eclectic background in post-rock and independent 
music in Minneapolis.
review by Caleb Deupree

"Edward Rizo ? Soundscapes I" (review)

Volume One of Edward Rizo's Soundscapes is constructed from smooth and 
serene electronics that creates its own sense of place. Deep bass and 
sounds mysteriously appearing from nowhere suggest a subaquatic 
environment, isolated and reverberant.
review by Caleb Deupree

"Fragments" (review)

Steve Roberts takes parts of his past, arranging them to create new 
pieces, the resulting Fragments essentially remixes of tracks from three 
previous Amongst Myselves albums. In many places single musical sounds get 
a refresh through re-setting them against field recordings; their 
deployment throughout serves to render Fragments a flowing whole.
review by Alan Lockett

"Music In Four Movements" (review)

Talvihorros deploys an array of instruments to touch various musical bases 
on Music In Four Movements, which dwells on the emotional dynamic of a 
suicidal impetus. An ostensibly bleak theme, but it presages no doom-laden 
death ambient suite; a more ambiguous tenor presides, at times hymnal, 
amid the murk and midden in an evolving involving suite.
review by Alan Lockett

"Out and About" (review)

On Out and About Herion's melding of post-classical sonorities with an 
expansive remit issues in a kind of spatial chamber music with shifting 
cadences which might be designated 'post-ambient'. Marzorati?s piano 
motifs, mixed with Coniglio?s melodica, harmonica, and treated guitar, all 
commingle sonorously in Errante?s settings.
review by Alan Lockett

"Over Pass" (review)

The latest release on Gears Of Sand from Montreal's Skinwell sits well in 
the label's collection of works, in the corner where post-industrial and 
ambient consort. Of 50-plus exhibits in GoS?s exhibition halls, the 
contents of Over Pass are among the most densely layered sound sheets 
hammered out in Delaware or anywhere you care's foundries.
review by Alan Lockett

Roger Mills
Editor, Furthernoise

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