KIM CASCONE: The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates) (Monotype Records)

themilkman on Dec 2nd 2011 01:10 am

Kim Cascone: The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates)

The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates)
Monotype Records 2011
01 Track. 32mins52secs

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Although presented as one continuous piece, The Knotted Constellation is in fact, as its subtitle suggests, a series of seemingly unrelated atmospheric soundscapes based on a combination of field recordings, acoustic and electro-acoustic instrumentation and electronics. Although the field recordings were collected in various places around the globe, there are no indication of location or setting in the finished piece. The only hints are purely textual (the church bells heard in the opening sequence, tap water running into a kitchen sink, a helicopter flying overhead, the announcement, in French, warning of the imminent departure of a train), yet they contribute heavily to define the outlines of a narrative which, whilst extremely hazy and abstract, somehow manages to bind the various segments of this work together. Continue Reading »

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