Label: Nyahh Records
活動最初期はNONの一員として活動、1977年のクラシックシングル[ModeOf Infection / Knife Ladder]に参加した後ソロ活動の追求を始め、今尚独自のエクスペリメンタルミュージックの創作を続ける重鎮Robert Turman。同じく70年代から活動し自身運営のベニュー及びレーベルKarl Schmidt Verlagから200タイトル近くの音源を発表し続けたTom Smith、米地下界の重要人物が初共演。2022年初頭に他界したTom Smithへのオマージュとして制作された音源であり、内容は互いが用意した音ネタを使いループ、カットアップ、サンプリングし即興演奏を重ねた高密度の雑音放射。素材のテクスチャーを潰さないゴロゴロとした物質感が素晴らしい。
Nyahh Records is incredibly excited and honoured to be releasing this collaboration by two of Americas most legendary figures in the Underground music scene. Both active since the late 1970's, Robert Turman and Tom Smith have been there since the start.
Unfortunately we lost Tom Smith in early 2022 due to a sudden illness. These recordings were finished after Tom's death. Robert Turman wanted to release them as a tribute to Tom.
"In March of 2020, early pandemic, Tom asked me "Wanna do a quick and dirty internet collab?" He had recently posted an extended track called 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine', and added "It’s only six days old. A simple generative system. Why don’t we rework it together? Tear it apart, add your bits, then I can sprinkle some magic dust atop the
rubble!" I said I'd see what I can do, but was in the middle of a big project, The Prevalence, and was not in the frame of mind to take on anything else at the time. Fast forward to January 2022, after receiving the sad news that Tom had died, I decided to go ahead with the project. By then I had developed new processes and the motivation to record four new albums over the next few months, one of which was a reworking of 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine'. By cutting up, looping, and sampling Tom's original track, I created a series of rhythmic backdrops for Tom's improvisations, an album's worth of material that I could not stop listening to, and this is the result. Unfortunately the rubble never got the magic dust but I think Tom would have liked it."
- Robert Turman