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Chefkirk: Giant Size (Love Earth Music)

Eight distinctive works for electronics and sound from the alter ego of Roger H. Smith, using noise, percussive elements and unusual synthetics, layered around static and arpeggiated rhythms and punctuated with strange asides, the works run from 3:14 to 18:37 and were developed over a year and half; an excellent introduction to the sonic diversity Chefkirk revels in.
 

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Label: Love Earth Music
Catalog ID: LEM-330
Squidco Product Code: 34847

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in and around Eugene, Oregon, from September, 2021, thru January, 2023.

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"Giant Size was recorded over 17 months, so it's not a quick 'oh, lemme do some things and record it'. This one took time, and it shows. As with some of the other material I've heard, there are moments of incoherent noise (yet it'll probably be very coherent) and moments of rhythm that are not. I tend to speak about structures, recurrences or patterns in those cases. Rhythms are, for me, danceable in some way; structures don't have to be. There are several moments when Chefkirk's music has these structures, and I have grown quite fond of them. Side note: I have listened to this album more than once because it's not 'easy' music. Listening more often will open up these compositions. The layering is intense; the tracks are very much telling stories, and the used sounds are constantly evolving. This is in no way a release that you should play once and shelve somewhere. But being the reviewer, I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. I would love to write more about what I'm hearing because it intrigues me. And on the other hand, I don't know what to write because it's on a different level of complexity than what I'm used to. So I'm choosing the easy way out and just say that my favourite track is "Ruined for Days". It's what I have been since listening ..."-Vital Weekly


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Artist Biographies

"AKA Roger H. Smith. Working under the inclusive category of noise, CHEFKIRK creates distinctive compositions of sound by combining together improvised drone and harsh electronics forced from a minimal arsenal of boxes with knobs and switches. CHEFKIRK makes his music in Eugene, Oregon, North America."

-Chefkirk 5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Greetings, Programs 10:08

2. Strengthening Paste 3:14

3. Ruined For Days 10:30

4. Comprehension Is So Limited 4:30

5. Professionally Speaking You're A Number 10:46

6. Too Much Of Life 8:17

7. Giant Size 3:38

8. A Prayer For You 18:37

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