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Artist: FOOM
Title: Surface Noise and Imperfections
Format: LP
Label: No Fidelity Audio
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Green marbled vinyl in limited edition, hand-glued, artisanal LP sleeves. Cut-up, lo-fi electronics. Ambient, drone, modern classical. Foom (no reference to the old Marvel Comics fan club) is a catch-all name for musical projects by Bostons Whitehaus Family peripheral member Chris Lichatz. His solo output dates back to the 1990s, and ranges from the demented blues-based Butthole Surferisms of 1994s Six of My Favorite Turds (Stomachache Records) to the abstract lo-fi electronics of 1998s self-released No Fidelity Audio CD. This new LP ends a 10+ year commercial release hiatus, and showcases his now-honed technique of layering loops from distressed thrift store and dollar-bin vinyl into hypnotic sound collages. Years ago I made a full album of layered skipping vinyl, and distributed it for free as a small run CD-R, but there wasnt a reliable way to perform live with the skipping records and get them to do what I wanted, plus it was unwieldy. And so this set-up was born: one battery operated turntable, a splitter, two looping pedals, and a pile of forgotten easy listening vinyl. These pieces are supposed to be like dreams, and that kind of sleepy but disjointed confusing reality you feel when dreaming, where things are familiar but somehow wrong. Pleasant drones lead to angular chaos and coalesce into competing rhythms, only to degenerate, William Basinski-style, into a quiet rumble. The hand-crafted LP sleeve is wildly divergent from his recent CD-R history, Im not much on self-promotion he admits. This long-overdue proper packaging for one of Bostons slept-on lo-fi composers is definitely the presentation his music warrants." -No Fidelity Audio.

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