The 1:40 Sonic Movie (MP3)

An exercise in scene-setting

Antiquated piano? Check. Deep echo? Check. Steady rain? Check. Bird song? Check. Creaky additional noises? Check? This is “殺す – destroy dreams..”by Cracow, Poland”“based Mirrorgirl. In its brief running, just over a minute and a half, the track suffuses the atmosphere with a romantic sense of dread. It places movie-score elements in a movie sound-design schema, until the two become one whole thing unto themselves, a merger of equals. And if there is ever a chance that someone mistakes the piano as the “musical”element and the other material as something entirely extra-musical, then take note as the collected sounds get warped toward the end, turned back on themselves like some early Beatles tape-loop experiment in backmasking.

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