Endgame: Abstraction (Auricle AMCDR 149) CDR

Abstraction, cover by Jim TetlowTBA!

1. Prelude 3'40"
2. Mining Wormholes 13'38"
3. Ice Cave 12'40"
4. Mining Wormholes (Continued) 11'20"
5. Unintentional Playground 22'52"
6. Coda 2'10"

Recorded at Tachyon Studio, Knighton Fields, Leicester
on Jim's 4-track Portastudio 14 April 2004.
4 to 2 track mix by Jim Tetlow Jim 8 May 2005.
Edit, remix and sound construction by Alan 15 March 2009.
1-4 & 6 culled from session A "Mining Wormholes"

Alan: spring-board, acoustic CD, guitar, synthesizers, voice.
Steve: cymbal, chains, acoustic CD, bass, synth drones, prepared sounds/loops.
Jim: angle-lamp springs, acoustic CD, guitar, digital sonics, voice, toys.

Endgame CLII, original session...
A1: Mining Wormholes 45'45"
A2: Biting The Sock Of The Day 1'00" (guitar melody fragment, used in 2 places as a fill-in)
B1: Asymmetrical Solace 7'52" (Alto Stratus)
B2: Unintentional Playground 25'00"
B3: Emicrania 12'45" (not used)

The session notes say "start of bowed springs sessions" although there's a lot more going on in these recordings, but very little in the way of synths compared to most Endgame sessions. The avant-classical meets industrial feel of much of it lent perfectly to sonic concrete manipulation, adding lots of depth to the sound, and expanding 55 minutes of material to 66 minutes! Here we have Xenakis with the attitude of Lightwave, Dumitrescu crossed with the essence of freeform Kosmische Krautrock.
By the way, the use of Abtraction here is in the sense of "to make one thing out of another"