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Kahn, Jason / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller
Signal to Noise Vol. 3

Kahn, Jason / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller: Signal to Noise Vol. 3 (For4Ears)
Label: For4Ears    
Released in: Switzerland    

"Though recorded in Japan as were the initial two discs in this series, "Signal to Noise, Vol. 3" eschews the guest format instead presenting 3/5 of the Signal Quintet: Jason Kahn (analog synthesizer, percussion), Norbert Möslang (cracked everyday electronics) and Gunter Muller (ipod, percussion, electronics). As is often the case with these musicians in recent years, especially Möslang and Muller, a relatively steady pulse or two is heard prominently among the other electronics. Calling it a "beat" would be overstating the case and it tends to mutate somewhat over the course of a given improvisation, but it's decidedly there, and is so on three out of the four tracks presented here. Listeners, of course, have their own amount of tolerance or acceptance of elements like this but for myself, it palls very quickly, deadening the proceedings enough to irritate. No matter how imaginatively these rhythmic structures are arrayed with other sounds, their unbudging presence remains awkwardly difficult to get around, a blockage where I want to hear flow. Not that it's always so cut and dried. On the second cut, the pace of these beats is interestingly slow and they almost manage to lose themselves in the accompaniment, which reminds me of a pared down version of Hancock circa "Sextant". The last piece also comes to the brink of transcending those strictures, but not quite. Obviously, the trio is well aware of this approach and enjoys utilizing it but this listener would much prefer to hear them "loosen up"."-Brian Olewnick, Bagatellen

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Product Information:

Label: For4Ears
Catalog ID: FOR 1865CD
Squidco Product Code: 8230

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Jason Kahn-analog synthesizer

Norbert Moslang-cracked everyday-electronics

Günter Müller-ipod, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. Untitled 17:41

2. Untitled 9:35

3. Untitled 6:52

4. Untitled 10:20