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Jason Kahn uses feedback and electronic noise to create a large work created from static, hiss, and unusual electronic sound, dynamic and ever-shifting aspects of both lovely and aberrant electronics, captivating in ever-shifting sounds that inform but do not overwhelm.

Kahn, Jason
Beautiful Ghost Wave

Kahn, Jason: Beautiful Ghost Wave (Herbal International)

Label: Herbal International    
Released in: USA    

"Now here's a change. Over the years we have learned to appreciate the music of Jason Kahn as something that is minimal, slowly moving music composed using percussion and analogue synthesizer. Drone like, introspective, derived from slowly unfolding improvisations - alone or in combination with others.

This is not the case on Beautiful Ghost Wave. Still at his disposal is the analog synthesizer but also a mixing board, contact microphones, short wave radio and electromagnetic coils. Kahn goes noise here. This thirty seven some minute work is divided into various movements (as one track), separated with acoustic rumbling - Kahn recorded this work through a microphone in front of his speakers and from the room directly behind - I assume the latter is when he uses only those.

Feedback like, noise based sounds, static hiss and such like rule this work, which has a much more dramatic play than much of his previous work, if not all of his previous work. Kahn fans will be alarmed I guess. Its not the kind of blast of noise that say someone like Merzbow would do - maybe that would have been the work if it was directly taped from the mixing board - but it has a distinct different quality that makes it quite good and also different from the other trouble makers. I guess it has to do with the amount of variations Kahn employs in this work and the somewhat curious way of recording it, bringing in a certain amount of acoustic noise. An excellent work and a brave move for Kahn. Hopefully to be followed by more such work."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

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Product Information:

Label: Herbal International
Catalog ID: 1101
Squidco Product Code: 20800

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded in Zurich, Switzerland in 2010.


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1. Beautiful Ghost Wave 37:10