Boomkat Product Review:
The final piece in Californian artist Matt Waldron's trilogy of works inspired by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, Kreiselwelle (translated as "spiral wave") takes its prompting from the spiral form observable in various natural phenomena ("the grand arcs of galaxies down to the radial symmetries of micro-organisms" are examples given) and accordingly the music is derived from spiralling structures, whether that be the noises made by resonating springs, the sound of ocean waves turning over pebbles on a beach, or a spinning lampshade. Sonically, Kreiselwelle is a hugely impressive piece, sculpted into a beautiful three-quarter-hour form that whisks its way through a wide variety of recorded environments and curious sound sources, all processed with the utmost care and precision by Waldron. Any fans of electroacoustic music, dark ambience or vintage musique concrète who are yet to venture into the irr. apt. (ext.) catalogue would do well to take Kreiselwelle as their point of entry.