Entr'acteから2作を発表しているPali Meursaultが密かに運営するサウンドアート / フィールドレコーディング・レーベルUniversinternational。フランスの危険レーベル"Doubtful Sounds"と共同で制作したPali Meursaultの1st LP。ジャケ見たままの重厚な機械を数台用い、ある特定のサイクル(リズムパターン)を発見し録音したというもの。やはりDoubtful Soundsが絡んでいるという事でアヴァンギャルド〜ノイズ系にまで訴えかける怪しさがあります。
Composed from recordings of two different printing facilities, the work is deliberately situated in between the sound document about the over-determined environment and electroacoustic re-composition.
A series of variations on textures, rhythms, cycles and patterns formed by the producing and reproducing machines. Here the soundscape is regarded as a social and cultural phenomenon as much as it is acoustic: the recorded matter is both the damaging and alienating by-product of the production process, and already holds a musical dimension, marked by a hundred years of mechanical fantasies, as cultivated by the Futurists. The issue, then, was to study how the noise of a machine becomes music as much as it was to understand how a musical culture produces an alternative listening of the environment.