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Unusual noise work from Somnaphon (August Traeger) in a 3" CD format, weaving acoustic, electronic, and destructive digital sound into five varied and decidedly not normal pieces of sound.
 

Somnaphon
Normal People

Somnaphon: Normal People (ACK Recordings)
Label: ACK Recordings    
Released in: USA    


"Talk about something different- Normal People described as "normal music for normal people" is far from that- and definitely far from anything I've heard before. It's actually probably one of the strangest things I've heard in a long time. Composed of 5 tracks, this 3″ CDr is like taking a rock/country/acoustic porch tunes and running them a digital bath to soak in. It's confusing as all hell, but sheds a bit of brilliance at the same time.

The first track sets a standard of digital weirdness as some acoustic guitar work is completely drenched into a digital, bit-crushed mess. The second track stands out amongst them all in my ears with what sounds like a more traditional "band" set up that is once again completely destroyed by this digital sound, but still lends its self a huge, heavy jam. The third track presents clean acoustic with some odd, buried-within-themselves vocals that are a bit hard to find comfort in as a crunchy, fucked up rhythm enters in the rear, all ending slowly.

"blackbath", the fourth track is of a darker- dark ambient throughout with some oscillating echos going in-and-out as more dark tones easy through making their presence known. Heavy-footed steps echo in just as the track concludes, leaving the last track, possibly being the strangest of the five. Starting off as a complete digital, atonal mess, some charming acoustic guitar work breaks through with some warm and wondrous vocal work like a group of hippies around a fire in the middle of nowhere finally leaving their digital lives behind. [...]"-Holidays Reviews






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Product Information:

Label: ACK Recordings
Catalog ID: ACK17
Squidco Product Code: 14378

Format: 3" CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: 3-inch cdr with full-color art in a plastic case
Recorded in Wilmington, NC.

Personnel:

August Traeger-all sounds

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Track Listing:

1. missingone

2. ihavesixeyes

3. thiswinter

4. blackbath

5. whower