Friday, May 16, 2008

PIMMON-ORQUESTA DEL ARRURRUZ, 4" CD, 2001, AUSTRALIA





One of the finest operators in the universe of abstract electronica, Australia's Pimmon (ne Paul Gough) makes work of profound depth where others are content to skim the surface. Organic is a word that gets bandied about alot in reviews of Gough's work and indeed, it'd be tough to frame a discussion of his activities without citing it, teeming as his work is with strata upon strata of bristling micro-activity; all seamlessly meshed into immersive sonic environments so tactile, they virtually feel protoplasmic. What truly distinguishes Gough from most of his electronica peers though is the array of haunting submerged half-melodies that flit though his constructs. At times, these melodic cells have taken precedence to the point that his work has resembled some mutant DNA strand of instrumental electropop (his Snaps*Crackles*Pops CD on Tigerbeat6 being a good example of this tack), but on Orquesta Del Arruruz, these melodic strands have been teased out to the point of unravelling, as fathoms deep tides of bleary orchestrations swell and recede while dust storms of AI nanoparticles descend in swarms to form fissures in these diaphanous drifts. Pity that those whose only contact with this album is a download will miss out on the beauty of holding the actual article: a cloth-topped 4" CD embedded inside a 1" perimeter of clear plastic, seated on a bed of astroturf!

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6 comments:

fuzztunnel said...

Been curious about Pimmon for a dog's age. Thanks!

Electric Voodoo said...

Nice!! Thanks E...

jack the ripper said...

many many thanks for this Staalplat rarity, its very hard to get!

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Sounds fantastic and what a cd package
ciao bob

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Will be seeking it out, as well as other Pimmon material. Great abstract stuff with beauty and no pretention.

Anonymous said...

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