Sarah Peebles | Insect Groove

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Insect Groove

by Sarah Peebles

Composed and improvised sonic landscapes by Sarah Peebles (sho, laptop/sampled sound) with David Toop (text), Nilan Perera (modified electric guitar), Jin Hi Kim ( komungo) and Kô Ishikawa (sho). See more CDs at Artist Page and
Genre: Avant Garde: Sound Art
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nocturnal Premonitions (Peebles)
2:13 $1.99
2. The Curse of Border Vacuums, part 1 (Peebles)
5:21 $1.99
3. where the Wild things Went (Peebles)
6:19 $1.99
4. White Powder/The Spiders (Toop, Peebles)
6:15 $1.99
5. Drillbit Skiploop (Peebles)
6:52 $1.99
6. Insect Groove (Peebles, Perera, Kim)
6:04 $1.99
7. Higurashi in Yamanashi (Peebles)
3:57 $1.99
8. Listen to the Sound of the Sun Sinking into the Lake (Peebles, P
6:54 $1.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Also by Peebles: Delicate Paths - Music for Sho and Gathering (info below). The eight tracks on Insect Groove combine Sarah's performance on the sho, an ancient Japanese mouth organ found in the Japanese gagaku orchestra, with her own Max patches that she uses to access clusters of natural and mechanical samples. The recordings are, almost without exception, live performances, often in alternative performance settings. Some highlights include "White Powder/The Spiders" featuring David Toop's spoken word work from his text Exotica: fabricated soundscapes in a real world, alongside the sho work of Japanese virtuoso Ko Ishikawa (who is also featured on "Listen to the Sound of the Sun Sinking into the Lake.") Toop guests again in a somewhat different form on "Drillbit Skiploop", where a sample from a skipping CD of David's own recording Pink Noir provides the source material for Sarah's transformations. Jin Hi Kim guests on electrified komungo (a Korean zither dating from the fourth century) on the disc's title track. The resulting soundscapes are lively collections of the near-familiar, where radio broadcasts, insects, power tools, birds, and acoustic instruments live side-by-side in provocative harmony.

Other CDs by or including Peebles on CD baby:

Delicate Paths: Music for Sho
たおやかな歩み 笙の音 (Unsounds 42U, 2014)
Sarah Peebles with Evan Parker, Nilan Perera, Suba Sankaran

Smash and Teeny | Gathering (Spool Field 5, 2004)
Sarah Peebles & Nilan Perera with John Butcher




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