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ARTIST
TITLE
Green Inferno
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KRANK 078CD KRANK 078CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/7/2005

"Ben Vida recorded and edited Green Inferno at home during the winter of 2003 and 2004 on a digital 16 track recorder singing and playing, violin, cornet, accordion, acoustic guitar, organ, qrareb (Moroccan castanets), assorted shakers tambourine and mbira, and integrating field recordings from Tokyo recorded by Atsuhiro Koizymi and from Puerto Rico by Fred Lonberg-Holm. Jeremy Lemos and Ben Vida mixed the album at Lemos' apartment. These home recordings differ from anything Ben has done in the past; though they retain elements of the many groups he has worked with over the years, with these recordings Ben delves deeper into realm of outsider stream of consciousness vocal/percussive/ psychedelic drone song . While working on Green Inferno, Vida had been listening to field recordings from around the world and Morocco, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan in particular. He found himself as interested in the surroundings the recordings were made in as he was in the music itself. Lattices of percussion blur in mesmerizing fashion, voices sing out over gongs, cicadas, and helicopters, trenchant drones break into conversations and then into song."