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ILLUSION OF SAFETY - In Opposition to our Acceleration

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Die Stadt DS32
Release Year: 2001
Note: BACK IN STOCK this stunning album by the US ambient industrial pioneers with a more quiet atmospheric work simmering underneath... comes in oversized full-colour folio incl. 6 postcards
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"Neue CD des Projektes von & um Dan Burke aus Chicago, eines der definitiv besten und interessanten Experimental / Post-Industrial-Projekte unserer Zeit.. Hier eher ruhig & ambient ausgerichtet, aber stets von brodelnder & spannender Atmosphre geprgt..." [Drone Rec. info 2001]

Illusion of Safety intrepidly charts the terra incognita where sound, silence, noise and music intersect. Using conventional instruments, sound generating devices and random objects, IOS hews sound sculptures that deliberately provoke, mesmerize and even affront listeners. 'In Opposition to our Acceleration' the latest offering from this project is a provocative 74 minute blend of ambient & improv. Using electronic synthesis, computer manipulation, musical references, manipulated instruments, amplified objects and subtle use of location recordings these primarily live pieces provide ambience as the term is truly defined - 'the distinctive atmosphere surrounding or suffusing person, place or thing'. This is the 14th full length IOS CD release beginning with 'Historical' (Staalplaat, 1991). Their work is hard to classify, often being called schizophrenic, due to the shifting nature of each composition, release & performance. This CD however contains no unwelcome surprise attacks, no abrupt shifts in character, and no abrasive passages. Gentle textures, subtle ambience & found sounds that may be described as uneasy beauty permeate these 8 unreleased live tracks (from 1996, 1997, 2001), and single studio composition 'Stillpoint' (2001), as featured on the Wiretapper 7 CD....Released in an oversize folio including 6 double sided postcards featuring the abstract, unmanipulated photography of IOS founding member Dan Burke. [press release]

label-website: www.diestadtmusik.de