Boomkat Product Review:
Blustery and completely smudged work here from Los Angeles sound artist Geneva Skeen, intended to be listened to at half-attention. Barely audible, it's a perfect fit on Richard Chartier's hyper-minimalist LINE imprint.
Using sound sampled from found cassette tapes, the ambient sound of her household and "scraps from the studio", Skeen builds alien soundscapes that sound both anxious and oddly serene. The blurry, low-passed mud of hissing, scratching and wobbling bass almost reminds of David Lynch's iconic "Eraserhead" soundtrack. It sounds like leaking pipes, boiling kettles and malfunctioning circuits degraded with aging hi-fi equipment and played back at half speed on broken speakers.
Skeen encourages listeners to listen "in full, but at half-attention" - but we can't help getting engrossed. What 'Turning of the Day' lacks in volume, it makes up for in texture. Imagine a 1980s private-press industrial noise tape dialed back from 11 to 1.