Endgame: C (Auricle AMCDR 071) CDR
1. Plight 28'00"
2. Toasted Marshmallows 6'16"
3. Pinch 11'14"
4. Brain Stalking Quotient 9'19"
5. Manual Control Head 9'52"
Recorded at 23 January 2002 at Tachyon Studio.
Original mix by Jim Tetlow 6 August 2002.
Editing and remastering by Alan Freeman 15 August 2005.
Alan Freeman: synths, guitar, voice, loops, bowed objects, gadgets.
Jim Tetlow: Sound Canvas, voice, loops, tapes.
Steve Freeman: synths, guitar, voice, loops, cymbal, turntable.
Culled from Endgame session 100! That's the Roman numeral "C" !C is Cosmic, Confluent, Corosive, Caustic, Celestial, Cerebral, and a Continuous Creation that lasts almost 65 minutes. Yes, that's 5 tracks that flow one directly into the other (that can also be listened to individually) amounting to one of the biggest oozing floating works that we've created. The range of tonalities is wide and often sonically incomprehensible. With bowed metal, processed organ and string synthesizers melding into derranged guitars and ring modulation. There's very little melodic focus, yet it is "musical" in the way that early Cluster was, teetering on the edge...
A very happy customer...
As regards "C" one very amazed "wow!" It was bound to be something special what with being Session 100 and everything but it really goes out there somewhere.. The good thing about an Endgame release is that I can hear certain trademarks developing, Yet here they have completely vanished... This has to be the most unique release so far. Hints of Cluster 71 somewhere, but by the time we reach Brain Stalking Quotient we are in totally unknown terrority. Admission price is worth it for this track alone.