II. Secret from a Silk Purse
All sounds by Anthony Mangicapra & Vanessa Sinclair
Tracks I. & III. recorded at Asar Un Nefer
Track II. recorded at The Accident Gallery in Eureka, CA
When you get a new Hoor-paar-Kraat recording, you never quite know what Anthony Mangicapra is going to give you. It’s always something new, ambitious and often pretty indescribeable. This one is no exception and takes HpK to undiscovered territory. This release works mainly in the higher register. It’s bookended by two pieces rooted in the sounds of a singing bowl, or at least that’s what it sounds like to my ears. The centerpeice of the disc, was created by ‘playing’ a sculpture by Eric Furman. It’s quiet, beautiful, and creates a sense of space not often heard in a piece of music. Numbered edition of 142. Packaged in a tri-fold cover with art by Anthony Mangicapra with a vellum overlay. (Small Doses)
Another month and yet another release from Anthony Mangicapra, this time a perfect little EP of unsettling ambiences. Together, the three sinister sounding pieces on this release are a slight change of course for his Hoor-Paar-Kraat endeavour. There is less emphasis on collage work and more on developing potent drones and this approach has seriously paid off. (John Kealy, Brainwashed)
FR Un petit objet intriguant à tous les étages. Leur Myspace nous apprend que ça sounds like mice on cotton, ce qui nous avance énormément, n’est-ce pas? Intriguant, donc.
ENG Intriguing name, intriguing cover, intriguing music (did I say intriguing?). Their myspace page says sounds like mice on cotton (did I say ‘intriguing?). The Complete Eureka Tapes should be reisssued on Small Does and Basses Frequences soon.