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Zanshi 1 18:32
Zanshi 2 16:43


Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector:
Fascinating and enigmatic release from the ever-dependable Tim Olive, who appears on Zanshi with Samuel Dunscombe, a clarinetist known through his connections with the Wandelweiser collective. I found Zanshi to be an excellent set of non-stop textures and denatured noise. It’s almost impossible to fathom out how these sounds were made, and only occasionally does something resembling a musical instrument swim to the surface of this continual morkoid gloopery. Two growling otters wrestling in a huge vat of butternut squash. If chewing gum could take musical form, then we might get something like this.


released May 13, 2020

Samuel Dunscombe: clarinet, tape loops
Tim Olive: magnetic pickups, electronics
Rec. in Kobe, 2017
Mastered by Alan Jones
Cover Image by Tim Olive
Original Release on Kendra Steiner Editions, 2017
Thanks to Bill Shute and Sam


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Tim Olive Kobe, Japan

Magnetic pickups and analog electronics generate sound-textures and scraps of pitched material evolving, shifting and mutating in real time; uncanny, uneasy, and yet somehow beautiful, with a focus on collaboration with fellow musicians and sound artists, predicated on the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability in every musical situation. ... more

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