Boomkat Product Review:
Bristol-based percussionist and sound recordist Seth Cooke uses cymbals, rivets and resonance to squeeze out half an hour of warbling feedback on 'Scale', his Superpang debut.
Cooke has been releasing music for many years, both on his own and with a number of bands, including Defibrillators and Hunting Lodge, and is possibly best known for his 'no-input field recording' technique. He carries this experience into 'Scale' by stripping his sound down to the bare essentials, using just three cymbals, some rivets and the resonance of the room to conduct an orchestra of drones and faint, brushy percussion. We're not completely sure how he's managed it, but his control of feedback is particularly impressive - it never gets overwhelming, but hums gently like a singing bowl as his subtle rhythms evolve into a noisy blur.
Not much happens, but not much needs to - should be essential listening if you're into Jon Mueller, Robert Curgenven, or the room tone maestro himself, Alvin Lucier.