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Natalie Braginsky’s Noise Vexations

Two exercises in sonic disturbance

Natalie Braginsky uploaded some serious noise about two weeks ago, two tracks of digital vexations. There “.linexp,” five minutes of brief shots of razor-edged pixel disturbances, and “total emotional collapse number four,” which embraces a thick screen of randomness. The latter focuses on the sort of sounds that often suggest the roiling sea but here seem more like an avalanche on — to borrow and bend a phrase from Godflesh — looped repeat. It takes awhile to get underway, opening with short bursts of fireworks that eventually fill the sky, the whole thing running for four-plus minutes. It’s “.linexp” that presents itself as ready for more general consumption. The noise miniatures bring to mind road-side snapshots of robotic collisions and sad-toned circuits failing in public.

Tracks originally posted at soundcloud.com/nataliebraginsky. More from Braginsky, who is based in New York City, at twitter.com/ntkvby and instagram.com/ntkvby.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. [ Posted January 17, 2017, at 4:27 pm ]

    thanks so much for listening to and writing about my noise! i’m honored, surprised, and delighted.

  2. [ Posted January 17, 2017, at 4:44 pm ]

    My pleasure. For the life of me I can’t recall which SoundCloud account led me to yours.

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