Cymbal-to-Noise MP3

According to, the label that released Gunter Muller‘s recent album, Reframed, the musician is a former drummer who’s gone drone. He hasn’t entirely given up his original instrumentation, though. He’s just simplifed, way down. Each of the album’s five cuts is composed from “processed recordings of bowed cymbals.” Up on the label’s website are two-minute excerpts from each of those five pieces, from undulating expanses of structureless tone (MP3) to what seem like distant bells swallowed by a dense fog (MP3). More info on Muller, who’s played with Butch Morris and Christian Marclay, at his homepage. He also appears on David Toop’s latest album, Sound Body (Samadhisound).

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