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Myers, David Lee

Partikelrauschen [Used Item]

Myers, David Lee: Partikelrauschen <i>[Used Item]</i> (pulsewidth)

Referring to the music on this album from New York feedback and electronic pioneer David Lee Myers as "firmly rooted in the electronic music of the 1950s-1960s", over nine tracks we are taken on an otherworldly journey of detailed particulate electronic adventures, sometimes swooping, vertiginous, monstrous and unpredictable, each track captured live in Myer's Pulsewidth studio.

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David Lee Myers-composer, performer

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Label: pulsewidth
Catalog ID: PW020
Squidco Product Code: 33782

Format: CDR
Condition: VG
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Pulsewidth, in NYC, in Summer 2022.

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"It should be no secret that I have been a big fan of David Lee Myers's work since I first heard his music. Back then, as Arcane Device, a moniker he left behind years ago. Maybe I even started a review of his work before with pretty much the exact words? But stating the obvious again is never a problem for me. These days he releases his works, digitally and physically, and no longer, so it seems, on other labels. [...]

Partikelrauschen is a title that made me think of Asmus Tietchens and means 'particle noise'. Here, Myers gives his machines an entirely different spin. Myers calls the '1950s style electronic music. We no longer have the sustaining, minimalist soundscapes but small particles flying in, out, under and over your head. Bursting, scratching, peeping, welcome to what seems to be the sound of instability. I am not all too sure about the modus operandi from mister Myers. For instance, I can imagine that some of this was recorded live without too much editing, but I might be wrong. In fact, I always believed that much of Arcane Device/David Lee Myers was 'live in studio recordings. Of the two new releases by Myers, I find this the one with more difficult music. There is a similar form of sound treatment going on, of small sounds bending and reshaping, looping around and such, which at a certain point became a bit too much. At sixty-seven minutes, this is quite a lengthy album. Myers captures the feeling of 50s electronic music quite well here, and while not exactly Planet Of The Apes, I see flickering black and white images of some fifties-styled homemade science fiction 8mm film. For such a thing, this is the perfect soundtrack."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

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Artist Biographies

"David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1977. Pulsewidth serves as the platform for his activities in the arts, particularly sound projects, a number of which have been released under the Pulsewidth record label.

From 1987 through 1993, sound projects were developed under the name Arcane Device. With the development of new devices in 2014, it seems fitting for the moniker to be revived.

Myers work stems from an enthusiasm for electronics and the world of electrons as it relates to the realm of vibration and sound. After a fine arts education and many years in music, in 1987 Myers' accidental discovery of "Feedback Music" led to a new appreciation of the unseen forces underlying audible electronics."

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Track Listing:

1. P1.B 8:55

2. P8.A 7:58

3. P4.D 6:46

4. P2.E 6:41

5. P7.A 7:20

6. P3.B 7:10

7. P9.A 6:36

8. P5.D 8:15

9. P6.E 7:19

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