Boomkat Product Review:
Two highly noted vocal improvisors present a deeply unsettling and riveting collaboration. 'By The Stream' features Phil Minton and Audrey Chen testing the limits of extended vocal techniques - unorthodox or non-traditional methods of singing resulting a bewildering spectrum of larynx-serrating timbres, ululations, whimpers, burps, gurgles, scat, and, well, gibberish, to be frank! The skill, intuition and stamina required for these pieces is evidently extraordinary, practically realising a whole new vocabulary of borderline-sane sonics which simply wouldn't exist otherwise, exhibiting the incredible capacity of mind and body to express the wildest, abstract thoughtsounds. Both artists have toured the world extensively and arrived at this style with background in jazz and avant-garde composition.