Rose Buried In Sand 'Dissolving Tape' 2017
C-18 / Lo-Fi Ferro Cassette / NR Off / Falt 6
Some thoughts: I think 'Dissolving Tape' is a great piece of sound art. It leaves me baffled each time i listen to it and if it would not be an ever-changing stream of a variety of sounds I would say this a veritable sound sculpture. But this is no stone! Even if one is tempted to think of a percussive drill.
Every single pattern of it sets back after a while, giving room to another rumbling exercise in sparse handmade aural interventions which set free new relations throughout the whole piece cutted in half for the cassette version. Rhythmic, loud and sometimes upsetting, always decomposing itself but in the same time very soft, with fragile strokes hanging in the stereo field.
A recording of what can be an unpaired table-top set up in a home-studio equiped with a stereo microphone and a tape recorder gathering sounds and adding them to the looping reel. It seems to be audible from kilometres away: the silent cracks and the sparkling glimpses beneath the surface of the reiterative build-up of sounds. Or shorter? Grainy quasi-technoid lo-fi tape loops recorded at an imaginary construction site.