Anthony Saunders (2) ‎– Susurrus

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RSM ‎– rsm005, Audiobot ‎– bot180
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2 × CDr, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
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Tracklist

1-1 Movement I 5:07
1-2 Movement II 9:58
1-3 Movement III 4:54
1-4 Movement IV 7:37
1-5 Movement V 14:38
1-6 Movement VI 17:18
2-1 Movement VII 12:10
2-2 Movement VIII 7:22
2-3 Movement IX 10:04
2-4 Movement X 11:50
2-5 Movement XI 10:03
2-6 Movement XII 14:04

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Credits

Notes

All sounds recorded, decomposed and mastered at Headache Desk between September 2005 and February 2006, based on initial sound designs and planning in early September 2005. All photos taken during the first snowfall of the winter 2005/2006 season.

No Fun Fest edition.

Edition of 30 hand numbered copies.

Packaged in a DVD keep case.

Catalog numbers are printed as RSM-005 and BOT 180 on the inside cover.
Catalog numbers are printed as rsm005 and bot180 on the outside cover and discs.

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May 8, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Minimal ambient soundscapes that run together and meld with one another so perfectly that it seems very "musical" at times is disc one. Then we have disc two, which features an onslaught of loud noise.

The sounds represented in the first disc can sometimes be so quite that I had to turn up the stereo a bit to see if it was still running. Not really a negative thing but if you’re an impatient person than this is not the disc for you. As with most ambient music I find you have to be either reading, sleeping, or listing to it while having a chat with some friends. Each disc runs like one long track broken up into parts and this is how I like it best. There are a few loud parts, like in Movement IV for example, but for the most part these recordings on disc one will not harm anyone. Sounds range from what sounds like crashing snowflakes slowed down to by a magical watch, an orchestra of clicks and scrapes played by the Gods, and recorded movements of clouds building in the sky (which is Movement VI for me, my favorite).

Disc two is a great style of crunching noise and blissful rips. Lots of experimentation going on in the second disc, like in Movement IX for example. Pops and loud echoed pushes of noise which sometimes repeat and then fade, a very unpredictable track with lots of different features. I prefer disc two mainly because I am a harsh noise junky but also because it is very random and seems to have been produced better. Not sure if that’s true and I’m sure Anthony spent a good portion on disc one, but two has a lot more to offer and a lot more going on. Some good wall noise appears too.

This 2-dsic set is packaged in a DVD slim case with great artwork on the cover that wraps around the backside. The liner notes states "All photos taken during the first snowfall of the winter 2005/2006 season". Now, the artwork is bloody beautiful, but I can’t see what Anthony did to those winter photos to make the art what it is. Truly colorful and variant. More than just an experimenter of sounds, Anthony is a true artist.