Taâlem 3" CD-R

Available through the Helen Scarsdale Agency: $8.00

Think Andrew Chalk. Then think about Chalk's contributions to Organum. The early '90s drone compositions may very well be the springboard for the Japanese nomad Hitoshi Kojo, who records under the moniker Spiracle. His slow moving acoustic drones have all of the gravel throated raspiness of bowed metals, gongs, long-strings, and whatnot; but his elegant compositional sensibility shifts these growling textures into billowing, aerated movements of endless dronescaping. A brief 20 minute piece from Spiracle, but one that could endure more than a few repeated listens. Very nice.