Rashad Becker ‎– Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I

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Chants / Dances
Dances I 4:20
Dances II 4:26
Dances III 4:12
Dances IV 4:13
Themes
Themes I 3:48
Themes II 4:05
Themes III 4:12
Themes IV 4:25

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jnclknt

jnclknt

September 17, 2015
referencing Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I, LP, PAN 34

plenty of praise for this. but i really think the influence of becker's music (not just his mastering) is under-appreciated. the way he works with the dynamic interplay of various embodied/characterized sounds has touched, i think, more popular names like Arca, ANGEL-HO, M.E.S.H., TCF, (you know the crew), could go on. that squelchyness, down and dirty with the earth my goodness! can i imagine that this will be a fundamental piece of 21st century music?
ruminas

ruminas

December 12, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I, LP, PAN 34

OK lets face it - what we have here is the oddest piece of vinyl ever to leave the jaws of the pressing machine. In no definition it can be called music, neither it is noise only as such. By the looks of things Becker probably tried the limits and possibilities of vinyl itself. Don't even bother to impress someone by putting it on, you will get enemies. Quoting the man himself in one of his interviews, one has to try different listening experiences, listening on the limit of hearing and see if you willing to turn the volume up and vice versa. Whatever the point of this album was, this really ironic title suggests that there's gonna be a follow-up. And i'm kinda keen to hear it.
karelgott

karelgott

August 22, 2013
referencing Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I, LP, PAN 34

Yep, just like gerryc, I am very surprised about the low grading. A really strong release to my ears, with - of course - a wonderful sound production, and also, it should be noted, a very personal way of playing with these kinds of psychoacoustic effects, deadly serious and quite burlesque in the same time (check the titles too), which makes for an unexpected and welcomed combination.
gerryc

gerryc

August 19, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. I, LP, PAN 34

Compared to the music he cuts on vinyl for other artists with superb results this album highlights his love of pure sound full of depth and abstraction. I suspect there was an expectation from some people out there that this album would be in a dubby/basic channel style effort hence the low rating, This album is far more adventurous than that and of course essential on vinyl.