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Ribbon Arcade
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"Recorded in early 1998, this album is the first wide release by this project since the album released in '96 on Poon Village. The solo project of Dean Roberts,this album is a radical departure from his solo album of last year 'Moth Park' and a developmental progression on ideas hinted at on previous albums and in his work with the band Thela. Recorded in digital,this album explores dynamic editing and assemblage of improvisational material generated via percussion,prepared guitars,cello and micro to macro electro acoustic audio worlds. A cohesive example of the melding of preparation and improvisation,the thematic flow of this detailed sound design is shrouded in the magnetic electric glow and florescent tone color that make Roberts' recordings some of the most defined and singular explorations coming out of New Zealand or anywhere. The cyclical arrangements glide through shifts defined by long and lingering tones,cross-fades/edits to squalls of Cello to subdued guitar and percussion. Spatial dynamics and sound fidelity dominate. This work aggressively re-defines/re-assesses the shapes and forms of an audio language that is truly unique. While Ribbon Arcade is White Winged Moth's master opus of self definition, it is also a extreme departure from previous work and suggests a great new world of possibilities in new and un-tapped realms of sound." --Phillip Browne