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ARTIST
TITLE
The Noisiest Guys On The Planet
FORMAT
Cassette

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CATALOG #
ASH 8.1CS ASH 8.1CS
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/7/2009

Cassette only, in an edition of 500 copies. Second edition, with alternate inlay. Recorded by Norwegian sound recordist, Jana Winderen, who also provided the illustration. Winderen writes that The Noisiest Guys On The Planet is "an ongoing investigation into the use and production of sound by decapods." The decapods or Decapoda ("ten-footed") are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. As their name implies, all decapods have ten legs; these are the last five of the eight pairs of thoracic appendages characteristic of crustaceans. The front three pairs function as mouthparts and are generally referred to as maxillipeds, the remainder being pereiopods. In many decapods, however, one pair of legs has enlarged pincers; the claws are called chelae, so those legs may be called chelipeds. Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths of the sea with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of glacier crevasses are brought to the surface. She is occupied with finding sound from its hidden source, like blind field recording.