CORY STRAND "MOON PIX: A REINTERPRETATION" 3CDr (AOW 78)
Maybe a bizarre choice for one of my reworks, but Cat Power's 1998 album "Moon Pix" is an exercise in stagnancy all its own, with a parade of 11 songs that traverse nearly identical sonic terrains across their own private expanses, a desert landscape of banality that was for some reason heralded as a critical and artistic success. In manipulating the tracks I looked to augment that endless drift of nothingness, to create a lasting environment of greys and blacks that echoed the meandering pointlessness of the album proper. The result is a massive set of burbling, washed out and hollow ambience, pools of yawning sound that reach out to the listener, desperate for contact and understanding. Some of these pieces are hyper minimalistic, some are shimmering and lovely, and some are caverns of despair hungry for contact and entwinement. Immerse yourself in the total blank.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $18 ppd. in the United States, $30 rest of world.