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Reviews of OMM tapes (Dense Reduction, Knit Prism)

Thank you Jeff Daily, at cassettegods.blogspot.com, for having a listen, and reviewing two recent tapes on the Offices of Moore & Moore.

Below reviews pasted from here http://cassettegods.blogspot.com/2012/04/dense-reduction-aina-exchange-and-knit.html 

 

Dense Reduction “Aina Exchange” and Knit Prism (OMM)

 

The Offices of Moore & Moore is a label I know nothing about and I like it that way. One evening I came home from work to discover a package containing two tapes housed in attractive, what I call “books on tape,” cases with obtuse art addressed to me from OMM. The first cassette I popped in my player was by a duo who call themselves Dense Reduction. The album, Aina Exchange, features a picture of a curious cat (named Zeus according to the credits) in a dark cluttered living room or office space on its cover. This gives little indication of the noise sculpting contained within. I was utterly mystified by the artwork and its playful, almost Jandekian photo. Dense Reduction’s music isn’t particularly playful, though its not aggro-freaky either. I loved the music for the snapping hiss and single focused density. The second side of the tape wasn’t as packed with sound info, but it made me appreciate the overall effort. There’s only 40 of these bad boys out there so I suggest some investigation is in your future.

Time is funny thing. It can move fast or appear to crawl by at a snail’s pace. Knit Prism seem to prefer the slow side of life. Sub Sub Sub sonic textures dominate both sides of the thirty plus minute affair here. The tape has two side long compositions, titled “Prosper the Copper Crow” and “Appropriate Measures,” respectively. Each composition has keyboard drones buried in the slow sludge murk of low end frequencies. This definitely isn’t speeding music. This is narco-haze and I found it fit a late night listen a little too well. It creeped me out, but not in knife toting coked up clown kinda way. The artwork for this cassette, also contained in a case similar to that of the Dense Reduction release, features crayon and pencil drawings of random objects such as a jar of mustard, reading glasses, an ashtray, and feet. Don’t ask me what it all means.

Talvihorros

We have been listening to, and enjoying, a lot of Talvihorros in recent months. Below is a great mix that he put together. The first track is a solo guitar piece by Talvihorros; and we are excited at OMM to be preparing to release a c30 of similar work in the near future.

Talvihorros – “Last Night Again You Were in My Dreams”

Listen here, http://www.mixcloud.com/FluidRadio/talvihorros-last-night-again-you-were-in-my-dreams/

MIX DESCRIPTION:

Here I present a mix of tracks that have been played and enjoyed by me over the last 6 months or so. During this time I was busy writing and recording my latest album ‘Music In Four Movements’, when im working on an album or project for an extended period of time the amount i listen to music decreases somewhat and takes on a different role all together. Despite this there were certain tracks or artists that i used almost as a palette cleanser – clearing my head from the sounds and ideas bouncing around in there.

You may also notice a quite a few tracks from films which again was a good way to unwind or find inspiration throughout this period. Ive also used this opportunity to collect together a couple of unreleased tracks I recorded over the last few months – one a cover i did of the twin peaks soundtrack, the other track is an excerpt from a live recording i made using just an electric guitar and effects pedals straight into a computer.

http://www.myspace.com/talvihorros