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Handbells are digitally re-formed through three custom synthesis methods on this time-dilating slab of experimental electro-acoustic sound from Horse Lords' Max Eilbacher.
Clocking in at 35 minutes, Eilbacher's "Telescope Casual" is a commitment, but a worthy one. The Baltimore-based artist uses an "abstract counting technique" to arrange the piece, which morphs from chiming figurative sound into complete abstraction and then back again. At times the source material is clear and audible, at others the bells are reduced to digital dust and fired into outer space. Fans of Mego's early, influential catalogue, classic electro-acoustic music or musique concréte will no doubt respect the flex.