[reviews] afe062cd
punck: nowhere campfire tapes

chain d.l.k. []
webzine, italy, june 2005

Sound-wise, Adriano Zanni/Punck has departed quite a bit from his initial CD-R releases, which were mostly based on sinewaves and digital electronics, but even that is true only to a certain extent.

His first printed CD (initially to be released by the defunct S'agita Recordings, and now co-produced with Afe) follows, in a more mature way, the style of the 3" EP "A Movie Without Images", mixing environmental recordings, piercing or droning electronics and, here and there, vocal samples.

For his non-bucolic, non-documentary and brutally existentialist approach to field recordings-based music, Punck is very close to his fellows Logoplasm, so there is no surprise in listening to Paolo Ippoliti's frantic cut-up in "Tsunami notes".

Zanni shows how the ever-present recordings of dripping or flowing water, the scraping of contact mics, and cold, primitive electronics, can convey the feeling of a diary written during a turbulent period, rather than dissolve in academic vagueness.

[Eugenio Maggi]