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The tape-loop decay of Howlround

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Don’t let William Basinski get all the Google search returns for “ambient decay tape loops.” Save some for Howlround, which pairs Robin the Fog and Chris Weaver, who use reel-to-reel machines to make sounds as rough as they are fragile, as ephemeral as the are rooted in texture. This audio is sourced from what was, apparently, their first ever live performance, back in May 2013, as part of the Great Escape Festival in Brighton (MP3):

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Track originally posted for free download at part of the Touch Radio series at touchradio.org.uk. More from the duo at howlround.co.uk and twitter.com/howlroundmusic.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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