the recording of vinyl treatments has been embraced by a large number of both artists and amateurs from various generations, building an incredibly diverse history that can be traced back just as much to highbrow academic concepts as to the rise of dj culture and the overall questioning of the purely static and preserving role of audio media itself.
therefore it's only natural that the collaborative effort at the heart of "micro-phonetics #1" is not about bouncing ideas off each other in order to find a collective voice shared by every single musician or non-musician involved. rather than that, it's about channelling a vision centred round approaches that could hardly be any more individualist in nature. this is what keeps it all together, bending the original source material of basic vinyl treatments in directions both powerful and strikingly unique even within the context of the ever-eclectic catalogue of wonders.
that said, there is one thing that is characteristic of all the individual contributions and that is an overall emphasis on pure playfulness and experimentation that has become a rare treat among the fields of electronic and electro-acoustic music. the set leads off with ...
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