This Canadian aggregation’s previous effort had something to do with converting a Montreal grain silo into “an instrument of sound.” Hence, the band has purportedly qualified itself as a hi-tech entity. With this release, the artists have sampled the sounds of ancient dot-matrix printers via midi technologies, software engineering, sampling, and so forth. In addition, the press has announced that this venture will also be issued on 45 RPM 12” format in Europe only. Perhaps the gist behind this move would be to provide turntablists with another sound sculpting mechanism? In any event, the group’s invention offers a rhythmic perspective to the sounds of fourteen dot matrix printers. This recording is constructed upon a rather monolithic approach, yet the results are strikingly interesting. More like a work of abstract art that might be occasionally revisited, this production causes one to reflect on incidental sound-based attributes that often go unnoticed. Especially when appropriated from a consortium of inventive minds at work. As they state in the liners: “It’s really all just printer music.” For additional insight and information, visit The User online.
I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
My advice to new listeners: open your mind and your ears, forget about structure, feel the textures.
Go see live music and keep buying CDs!