CORY STRAND "SONIC SEASONINGS IN HELL" CDr (AOW 229)
Another "evil twin" recording, this one being the extremely dark mirror to my "Sonic Seasonings: A Reinterpretation" release. This time, I played everything all at once and manipulated the resultant din into a massless piece of ambient menace, which I then re-manipulated into a baroque grand guignol noise symphony. It's short (about 23 minutes) but extremely brutal and restless; the tones are ever-shifting, unsteady, angry, nebulous, hungry for void. Wendy Carlos' original recording was already rich with menace, malevolence, and a sort of cautious beauty; this piece pulls more desperately at the violence lurking deep beneath the solstices.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.