Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RIK RUE-SOUND ESCAPES, LP, 1988, AUSTRALIA



Launching your album with a pilfered and cut up volley of Carles Santos' avant vocal theatrics is surely one way of announcing the particular pillage and plunder contours of your plunderphonic practice, but this snarky Aussie po-mo sound artist (whose cv includes collaborations with Ikue Mori and Tony Buck of The Necks as well as membership in the formidable Mind/Body/Split) has a way with chop 'n' change shenanigans that's deft enough to render questions of such wholesale appropriation of another artists work of secondary concern. That opening Santos gambit is no random bit of fuckery either, as Rue's vision of the relentlessly brain noogieing dada decollage evinces a nagging fixation on the lung-y unguents and glottal grease of a thousand spitting sound poets. Factor that against a sustained sense of inspired juvenilia (the kind blurted from the innards of Zappa's grand pianos) and the result is as unimpeachable as it is unseemly.

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9 comments:

Oji said...

The link needs repairs! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

tried downloading the file twice, but it was corrupted and would not open both times. anyone else having this problem? good to have you back mutantsounds.

Vinylust said...

Same problem here. Zip file is corrupted. Looking forward to hearing this one. Thanks Mutantsounds....

Anonymous said...

It's not corrupt, it's just that the file names exceed the Windows max size; rename the two mp3 files to "Side 1" in your zip app before extracting.

Anonymous said...

I tried to rename the files as Side A.mp3 and Side B.mp3, more than once, even had someone else try to do it, but windows is a bitch and it just tells me Not Implemented. when i did finally get it to work, i just ended up getting a shitty 84kb mp3 that still wouldn't work.

Vinylust said...

Thanks. Renaming before extracting worked.

lindalinda said...

They're are more soundscapes to discover on the artist's webpage > http://aliasfrequencies.org/rik-rue/
...
windows-problem with filenammes tooooo long? try sth. like Unlocker > http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
(portable version)

DP magazine said...

I just open this archive with Total Commander then unpack and rename to Side A and Side B and it's working :). I like Australian point of view (Severed Heads rules).

Thanks Mutant Sounds, you're the best!

Anonymous said...

many thanks! for this dope piece of aussie history