Before ‘wall noise’ stunted creative progress for a generation of noiseheads, there were the mid-90’s — arguably the most influential period for many. Without abbreviations and narrowing sub-genre tags, artists created work with substance, heart and soul — work that was at once monotonous, yet dynamic; dirty, yet clear; primitive, yet detailed — physical. The spirit of that era is the main influence for Droughter here; using only crude electronics and tape loops, Kevin McEleney looks back, yet doesn’t get trapped in a time capsule.
A recent long-distance virtual studio collaboration between close colleague and fellow traveller Raphael Alvarez of Guatemala/Cuba via North Carolina, and Richard Vergez. Ongue Ditas is a melding [...]