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New release from this criminally-underrated project:
is the first vinyl release from Pedestrian Deposit to feature member Shannon A. Kennedy (cello). "Pedestrian Deposit (Jonathan Borges and Shannon A. Kennedy) possesses a certain, restrained relationship to texture. Sources both electric and acoustic operate on a logic of hybridity becoming compositional elements organized through their activation of a shared acoustic space. This functions in multiple directions: in some instances, the cello is captured and converted to a subtle electronic variation, expanding the range of the tone through this capture, at other times it acts as a sort of mimicry, tools of one sort operating on the language of the other -- the cello played like a burst of noise, or electronic presence informed by the technique natural to the bow. The compositional practice developed by the duo is strict, bearing the marks of tension informed by the rigor of live performance. The pieces on
are documents of this practice;
Drift Gently Down the Frigid Tides of Sleep
was recorded live at 'Activating the Medium XIII:ICE' in San Francisco on April 17, 2010. The performance extends the use of hybrid and musique concrete forms by engaging with the physical limits of the body through voluntary hypothermia, transforming the performers state and relationship to compositional tools.
Under a Veil of Living Light
, a staple from the 2009 East Coast tour, is a drifting of the hybrid forms expressed above, weaving in and out of each other; traces of texture, combined and re-combined. In an edition of 500 copies."
"Man... this kid is a force to reckon with. Jon Borges made his live debut at age 14 at Canada's 1999 No Music festival curated by the Nihilist Spasm Band. He has a control and focus that most in the underground noise community lack. Can sooth and destroy you with washes of white noise, intensely edited cut up abrasive electronics and junk sound and completely depress you with passages of truly dismal piano, tape manipulations and drones. This is his second mass produced full length CD and it's about FUCKING TIME!! Finally this stellar work from Jon Borges' Pedestrian Deposit is released! Passages of truly dismal piano, tape manipulations and drones. I am proud to have co-released this w/ Prurient's Hospital Productions."
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