Batesian Mimicry

by Automating

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So far releases by Automating have a distinct handmade feel to them, and this new one is no different. The 3"CDR is stuck on a postcard sized piece of paper, with hand written titles. It looks rather primitive, I think, but usually the music, made by Sasha Margolis from Melbourne, is quite good (see also Vital Weekly 841, 843, 862 and 930). There is an old fashioned element to his music, like it is made with the lowest means of sound production possible, which is described as 'field recordings, found sound, tape manipulation, noise and effects unites'. Sometimes this works out the noisy way and sometimes the deep end drone way. On 'Batesian Mimicry' we have three pieces, with a total length of eighteen minutes, and Automating just does what he always seems to be doing best. Spooky drones, an orchestral sound, many layers of electronics; there is field recordings, humming voices in 'Bussed In', more straight forward organ drones in 'Empty Dependence' and heavily delayed field recordings in 'Primitive Future', which reminded me of the use of the delay pedals in Commando Bruno earliest cassette releases. Three excellent ambient/drone/industrial pieces of music. I wish it had been longer. (FdW)


released June 6, 2015




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Automating Melbourne, Australia

Automating is Sasha from Melbourne, Australia. Sifting through the sonic waste and discarded technology left by the roadside of a world speeding too fast into the future. Field recordings, found sound, tape manipulation, noise and effects units. Currently pursuing live and studio created binaural soundscapes and archaic tape based drones. ... more

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