Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Illusion Of Safety - Ecstatic Crisis,tape,1986,USA

Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Dan Burke since 1983, working with numerous individuals in various combinations of one to 12 members. Their work has been continually evolving, never settling into an easy niche. Each collaborator has brought their own unique perspective to the project. Since 1991 IOS have released 15 CDs on labels such as Silent, Odd Size, Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Manifold, Tesco, and Complacency. As of June 2000 IOS has completed over 170 live performances in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. At times their work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, electronica, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics. Unable to categorize their work into one style, each release, live performance, and sometimes individual piece often shifts abruptly from one atmosphere to another. Leading some to describe their output as schizophrenic. Their work is Decomposition: using obscure sources, exhibiting a strong sense of balance in structure and sound color, juxtaposing the beautiful and the disturbing. Current emphasis is working with electronic synthesis, computer composition & manipulation, musical reference, and close microphone searching hands. Referencing external & enhancing internal locations, manipulating semi-recognizable elements in structures of a re-arranged language of error. Destroyed music, broken sound, disturbed ambience, and the quest for the sublime.
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Pajamas (like Bahamas) said...

is jim o'rourke on this particular recording, he used to work w/ IOS a lot in the eighties. just curious. regardless, this tape is bad ass.

thank you jim

Anonymous said...

O'Rourke didn't actually join up with IOS until the late 80's (maybe '88 or '89) and is not on this recording.

Pajamas (like Bahamas) said...

good to know, thanks SG
what's a good one w/ him on it? or does he not really make his presence known? he is O'Rourke though, usually he shines through even the brightest diamonds.


Anonymous said...

No way to download the file on any of the links...
is it normal ?



mutantsounds said...

just checked...all links work fine

Roddus said...

This new link is dead.

Roddus said...

My apologies, it was the old exceeded limits again, the link is fine.