An imagined excursion on the river of the unconscious. . .
Imagine lapsing into a 23 second coma where time slows down for you by a factor of 100…. OK, got it? Now play those 2300 seconds of coma-time back in real-time... What would it sound like? Would you hear below 20 Hz and beyond 20 kHz? Would you hear synapses firing? Cells dividing? Genes instructing? Memes speaking? And what would this kaleidoscope of sound say to you?
'23 sec coma' is based on a 40 minute improvisation recorded in Fall 2006, embellished in Fall/Winter 2007. The recording centers around the complex interactions created from analog synthesizers being driven by medical equipment used for brain research and muscle stimulus. Beautifully evocative tonal colors weave in and out suggesting there is nothing to fear from the realm of the unconscious. These organic textures are adorned with stringed and percussive instrumentation which together create a unique sonic tapestry.
Many influences / thoughts / presences are in evidence on this recording: beautiful desolation ... cevin key / download ... einstürzende neubauten ... boards of canada ... geinoh yamashirogumi: 'akira' ... bola ... numbers stations ... lustmord ... the anti-group (tagc) / psychophysicist ... death ... the silverman ... hilt ... aeon ... black moth super rainbow ... muslimgauze ... 2:00am ... [view] ... kenji kawai: 'ghost in the shell' ... most significant beat ... the human brain ... atom heart ... jack dangers: 'forbidden planet explored' ... ryoji ikeda ...
released January 29, 2008
23 sec coma recorded oct/nov06 & nov/dec07 at sublevel9 studios
(c) 2007 ty hodson // sublevel9 studios
(p) 2008 thousands of tiny warriors (ascap)