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The Waveform Warns (MP3)

A reflective rifflet by Tyler John Arnold

The wave form warns you, certainly. There’s a serious jump shortly into “Freur” by Tyler John Arnold. It’s like a small wave hitting a seawall, except that the seawall continues for a long time before tapering off. That wall signifies a serious volume jump in the track, from hazy field recordings to a ringing drone-like rifflet that cycles over and over, with various elements, from muted vocal fragments to off-the-beat rhythmic moments to odd noises, layered atop. The volume leap is quickly forgotten thanks to the downtempo setting, and the overall effect is that of sonic curiosities peeking through.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/tylerjohnarnold.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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