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Insects as Role Models

Feral, chitinous beats

Insectoid activity is a common source of raw material and inspiration for electronic music, notably in the form of cicada whirring. For Dave Keifer, who goes by Cagey House, it’s a particularly feral, anxious kind of pest motion that provides a role model. His “January Insects” sounds like a nature film in time-lapse, fast-forward mode, a cacophony on the order of Conlon Nancarrow’s most outlandish player-piano work, with the whiz-bang joy of a Carl Stalling invention.

Track posted for free download at soundcloud.com/acts-of-silence. Found via the always excellent actsofsilence.com. Get the full set for free download at archive.org. More from the releasing netlabel at mavrecords.webs.com.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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