Boomkat Product Review:
Los Angeles-based artist Tom Recchion has thirty years of experience under his belt, having collaborated with such notable sound sculptors as Christian Marclay, Max Eastley, David Toop, Smegma and Oren Ambarchi among many others. Recchion is versed in a wide variety of experimental music techniques, from free improvisation to tape loop manipulation, and this album, Sweetly Doing Nothing, calls upon a whole host of these disciplines, stretching from the daydream exotica of 'The Elephant God' to the manipulated found sounds and electronically morphed soundscapes of 'Oozings'. Apparently, this album marks Recchion's first use of a computer as part of his music, but he doesn't sound like any amateur. Ableton Live is used to loop and process recorded matter, although there are sequences within this music that suggest a fluidity and an abandonment of any strict sequencing, as perhaps best exemplified by the beautiful orchestral treatments of closing piece 'Underwater Girls'.