|A2||Dissolving Geologic Time||9:24|
|B||The Mouth Of Hermes||21:04|
"Dissolving Geologic Time" originated with a faulty bat-detector, a machine which translates the ultrasonic cries of bats to the range of human hearing. When the output was turned up too high, the machine generated its own internal feedback. These are the sounds which, in partially modified form, open the piece.
"The Mouth of Hermes" incorporates field recordings I made in locations such as Wookey Hole caves in Somerset and the Riverdale shopping centre in Lewisham, together with fragments of music from many parts of the world. It was inspired by that supreme example of organism modifying technology, the interaction between the earth's magnetic layers and short-wave radio signals. There, human communications are processed through the cyclical contractions of the living planet itself in an organic multiplication of possibilities.
The tracks on side A were recorded in 1988-9, the track B in 1987-9.
© 1989 Michael Prime
Made in England
Imprimé en France
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MYC 01 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MYC 01 B