Label: Organized Music From Thessaloniki
オーストラリアで活動するあの異端バンドxNoBBQxの片割れでもあるMatthew EarleによるソロMuura。英Organized Music From Thessalonikiからの限定100部カセット。カセットレコーダー自体の音も含む？不穏な軋みサウンドが見え隠れするくぐもった持続音による二作を収録。この感触、仕上げのセンスといい、これは激激オススメの一本。
Tape is the new recording from the solo project of one of Australia’s reluctant avant-heroes, Matt Earle. Earle has been known in these corners mostly as an improviser (in various pairings with people such as Will Guthrie, Adam Süssmann and Anthony Guerra), or as a member of the no-input group Stasis Duo (again with Adam Süssmann). But he’s also the curator of the stream-of-thought-cdr-and-tape label Breakdance the Dawn, achieved momentary international noise rock fame a couple of years ago thanks to his band xNoBBQx having a release on Siltbreeze, and a man who then tends to go on doing his own thing as Muura.
This “thing” then, seems to be a more self-conscious consolidation of all things Matt Earle in the channelling of rock music’s long-lost DNA into an abandoned foray to the fringes of drone-appropriation and tape noise saturation. Earle uses repetition here to an extreme and sometimes disorienting degree, stubbornly placing layer after layer of guitar-sourced artefacts in a long-unwinding trip of scorched sonics. Feedback is also quite prominently used -but again, no single element is really allowed to surface above and dominate over anything else. It all adds up to blackhole-like kind of trip, a sinister reversal of rock’s ecstatic three chord repetition, one thick cloud of tape-machine reveries, shrivelled-out, left out to dry and then brought back from the dead if you may.