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MNORTHAM (=MICHAEL NORTHAM) - Go

Format: mCD
Label & Cat.Number: Ferns Records 'Rhizome 02
Release Year: 2006
Note: lim. 500
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €8.00


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A beautiful drone-one-(drone-on)-tracker wtih 20+ minutes length, which could simply go on forever and forever, you can listen to tiny details but also just let it go as an atmosphere in the background. Has lots of mechanical "surface"-scratch noises in it, but its all very soft... Great stuff.

"This new work by Michael Northam (aka mnortham) is a humble attempt to represent in sound the inner force of his recently deceased father's life-long passion for machines and long career as a driver of 3/4 midget and sprint race cars. Where during his 16-year career (from 1949 until 1965) he gained some status as a pioneer of the sport and a national champion. For Michael this period remained a mysterious time of legend as it was some years before his birth. This composition therefore is a journey into the heart of these legends. A portrait of a sprit struggling to keep focus while riding a massive force of machine. An interpretation of the experience that his father must have been undergoing in the midst of a race. Based on various sources including spring cars themselves recorded at the Terre Haute Raceway September of 2005. This work is a monolithic testament of the force of life of a man who lived it fully until the end. As well, a meditation on the samasaric metaphor of the oval trackthe circle of life we are all riding along and are bound to GO "the only constant is change" Richard Northam [1926-2005] [press release]

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