Over the first half of this jarring split CD, ex-Z.D.L. member turned avant turntablist Van Bebber together with one Ron Schmidt craft quixotic and destabilized provisional landscapes where text sound collage, loudly torn paper, free jazz signifiers and roomfuls of shakers and rattlers accompany Kluster-like electronics surges as strange things get uttered by stranger people. What's live and what's Memorex? Impossible to say, which seems precisely the point. As was the case with the Van Bebber/Hubweber collaborative CDR I posted a short while ago all the above mentioned amelodic variables are craftily arranged in ways that make this seem like much more than just another round of improv blat. All of the aforementioned appears to account for the "rubbed" in the title. As for the "blown", we have near on 30 minutes of multi-tracked and spittle-drenched free action courtesy of Herr Hubweber, though his definition of "free blowing" seemingly connotes balloons and party favors as much conventional horns, all disorientingly counterpointed by fluttering, stuttering and juddering sounds sourced from mistreated guitars, bass and percussion.
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