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The Fence
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RER JR5 RER JR5
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"Since the early 80's, Rose has been busily building a series of very long string instruments. These creations were originally inspired by the wind-triggered fences of the Australian outback, where air currents hitting the stretched out wires managed to create an aeolian harp effect. When bowed, these fences were found to emit a large variety of sounds." Some very nice sounds here, but a lot of spoken text as well. The idea of contrasting droning sound and spoken text within the same context is so radically inconsideritate of the listener's pleasure center, that it probably constitutes some sort of "joke" in one of the various corner's of Mr. Rose's universe. Hard-core Rose fanatics will add a better-than-average CD to their pile with this one, but if you're merely interested in the resonant possibilities of long-stringed instruments, Ellen Fullmen (or much of the Het Apollohuis back catalog) would suit you much better.