irr. app. (ext.)
Available through the Helen Scarsdale Agency: $14.00
"Cosmic Superimposition is the second installment
to a planned trilogy of irr. app. (ext.) productions that
draw from the philosophical ruminations of Wilhelm Reich.
The first album in this trilogy is Ozeanische Gefühle,
which had been published by The Helen Scarsdale Agency
back in 2004. This earlier album is a majestic convergence
of a multiplicity of crepuscular sounds and shadowy drones.
Using this strategy of dynamic confluence, irr. app. (ext.)
presents Cosmic Superimposition to once again infer a
particular slant upon Reichian logic. The title of this
album is also a title to one of Reich’s treatises
upon a cosmological interconnectivity. In particular for
this book, Reich argued how the superimposition of multiple
energies (whether that be meteorological, astrophysical,
psychological, sexual, or what not) is the common functioning
principle throughout the natural world.
On the single 45 minute track that comprises Cosmis Superimposition,
irr. app. (ext.) presents a revolving set of organic fluctuations
that wax and wane in accordance to a well-tuned internal
logic. Glassine ambient passages of processed environmental
noise slide into the sustained harmonics of bowed metals
which in turn couples with the off-kilter phase pattern
of an exhaust fan whose motor is not quite properly aligned.
All the while gurgles from streams, clatter from subterranean
actions, singing bowl reverberations, and dark elliptical
cycles of blackened electronics pock the stately progressions
of Cosmic Superimposition’s dronemusik foundation.
Yet, none of these elements shatter the spiraling atmosphere
of the contemplative, occasionally melancholia album which
parallels the spectral sounds of The Hafler Trio, Organum,
and Christoph Heemann.
The principle designer for irr. app. (ext.) is one M.S.
Waldron, who has toiled at his craft in the foothills
of California for well over a decade and has produced
a brilliant discography of sidereal collage and drone
parataxis. Recently, Waldron has found himself in the
grasp of Nurse With Wound as one of the auxiliary sound
alchemists for Steven Stapleton’s forays into live
productions. He has also worked with the Icelandic electro-absurdists
Stilluppsteypa and the damaged minstrels from Fawn Fables."
-- Helen Scarsdale