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Zanshi 1 18:32
Zanshi 2 16:43


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


released May 13, 2020

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.


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