kind words for sound collision alliance’s 53:38

the kindness comes from acts of silence.

It’s nice to see that Sarah Ritch has so totally embraced the idea behind netlabels and Creative Commons music with her third release in less than a year. This time Ritch, along with Darren Bartolo and Sam Krahn, got together as Sound Collision Alliance and released several tracks based on a 6-hour session, 53:38 (Pan y Rosas). With Bartolo on gu zheng, Sam Krahn on electric guitar, and Ritch on electric guitar, cello and laptop, 53:38 is heavily string centric though odd sounds and percussion are always prevalent. Most of the tracks are upwards to 15 minutes each and, being improvisation, the tracks vacillate between quiet and loud, noise and unnoise, rhythm and irregularity. Always a wandering journey, 53:38 remains cohesive in its design and manner.

get the album here.

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