congestion charged

Brownsierra third CDR release Congestion Charged. Originally performed at Middlesex University on the 17.10.02. Working with home-made adapted electronics, We create our sound using alert sounds, machines motors, smoke and burglar alarms, buzzers, alarm clocks and other alert devices. In this 20-minute improvisation the sound is constructed with a series of simple sequences of pulses, bleepings and clicks, fragmented signals which develop becoming slightly denser. As the piece progresses clicks, buzzes, short tones, and cut ups, burst in, on, off, giving plenty of space to silence. A clean sterile sound that slowly and subtly changes, breaking down and eventually cutting out.

The general feel is 60ís academic style electronica, where as disparate unnatural sounds work in the space that was previously silence. They have also used generous amounts of alarms or sounds of that nature. As the piece progresses it becomes more full and slightly more intense, but still manages to keep an unemotional atmosphere, im really impressed by this recording. Highly recommended. Cheeses International