Phog Masheeen | Survey of Brutality

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Survey of Brutality

by Phog Masheeen

Electro-acoustic trumpet stylings, bruised by effects and distortion. Sound scapes for the inner life of the users of psychotropic medications. With occasional public service announcements.
Genre: Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Survey of Brutality
2:57 album only
2. Electrical Room
0:53 album only
3. Take Your Meds
0:35 album only
4. I Can't Deal With You (till the Meds Kick In)
3:33 album only
5. The Meds Have Kicked In
3:56 album only
6. Pneumatic
2:46 album only
7. Conundrum23 (the Meds Have Worn Off)
2:56 album only
8. Breathalizer (unforseen Side Effects)
1:44 album only
9. The Angry Landlord Speaks
0:32 album only
10. Aluminum Mining
2:44 album only


Album Notes
Artistic Statement:
I am currently working with electro-acoustic setting. Utilizing processed trumpet, groovebox and laptop as source material.

Using tools that were marketed to pre-depression era musicians I found a link to Verne's Nautilus. The springs, valves and pipe of a trumpet make quite a statement when amplified by means of contact microphones and condenser microphones small enough to fit in the tubing of the horn. Sounds of rushing hot air, clanking metal and vibrating springs are all revealed to have an important say in the sound of the instrument.
As one might imagine the sounds might be aboard a machine age vessel. Harsh, metallic and piercing. A cross between an engine room and an auto shop.

Perhaps an engine room with a reflective side....perhaps.

But wait! There's more!

Also included in this recording are sonic collages of the sounds of dumpster divers collecting cans at three in the morning.
Public service announcements instructing the populace on the importance of regular medication.
And finally a study on how a poorly used public address system can be a window to the soul.

Truely an entertainment value at twice the price!



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Paul Harvey

Innovative use of instruments
A fantastic mix of sounds with innovative use of instruments. Sometimes the noise is strangely soothing. It's easy to appreciate the Pierre Schaeffer influence. It's just regrettable that this album doesn't have a longer running time!