KGB (24) ‎– Smoke On Devil's Mountain

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Scrapple Records ‎– SCR 53413
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CDr
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Tracklist

1 1 0:35
2 2 3:31
3 3 3:37
4 4 3:41
5 5 5:40
6 6 0:52
7 7 5:27
8 8 3:04
9 9 0:49
10 10 4:53
11 11 5:33
12 12 6:06
13 13 2:55
14 14 5:26
15 15 1:47

Credits

Notes

-Kim Cascone - max/masp + location recordings
-Guido Henneböhl - cracked elec. + recordings
-Brendan Dougherty - percussion + mastering

Recorded mostly on the Teufelsberg, Berlin
Frickled mostly in San Francisco and Berlin

15 tracks - 53:56 minutes

On a wet, rainy day in November the trio treks into the woods of Teufelsberg, Berlin, and breaks into the abandoned station in order to take some field recordings. Traversing the dank, dark interior of the complex they make their way all the way to the large set of domes atop the buildings. The wind whipping at the torn skins of the geodesic domes. It begins to rain. The trio gets to work, recording the wind and rain through the domes as well as using the domes acoustic properties to process sounds made with hand held cracked electronics. Later in the KGB studio the trio work at processing and layering the dome recordings with live improvisations inspired by the dome recordings. The result it a disjointed temporal documentation of the morphogentic field recordings of a Cold War spy station.

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