[reviews] afe50017
punck: aube noire

the wire []
magazine, u.k., february 2008

Three short pieces by Italian composer Adriano Zanni on a 3" CD card. Because of the name, I assumed they'd be water based, but they actually sound more like pure electronics. Whatever the sources might be, these sounds are far removed from them.

The pieces are intensely focused without being particularly loud or harsh, and their brief lenght allows a listener to concentrate on them in a way that is tougher with longer sound-chuncks.

My favorite is the third piece, which sounds like a travelogue of the trajectory of a toy xylophone being swallowed by some very large animal. And who knows? Maybe that was the source material.

[Byron Coley]