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Artist: CNSNNT
Title: T (T)
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Banoffeesound
Multi-layering field recordings of various European train and tram journeys and then effecting, twisting and reverbing them for 77 minutes, combined with very subtle deep synthetic tones on the very edge of audibility, gives an unusual take on the found sound and ambient genres. It’s mellow- you can certainly fall asleep to it- but there’s enough going on in the exposed resonances and the slowly adjusting rumbles to keep things interesting for more attentive listeners.

Electric hums and the familiar clackety-wheel sound at times build into an accidental near-electronica arrangement at times, whilst at others, the sonic scape is rather emptier, cold and hollow. As it progresses, you realise gradually that different recordings are fading in and out almost absurdly slowly.

It’s a relatively simple idea and whether it really sustains 77 minutes is certainly debatable, but as an ambient work it’s not without its merit. It’s an unusual follow-up from CNSNNT whose album “Chng S Th Nly Cnsnnt” (hmmm) from last year was rough-edged discordant techno.


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