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Artist: BLACKHUMOUR
Title: capitulation
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"If Steve McCafferys 78 cassette of sound poetry and reel to reel deconstructions was dubbed Research on the Mouth, perhaps an alternate title for capitulation, blackhumours latest release, could be Pornography of the Mouth. The source materials puritanism betrays both a libertinage of intent and depth of connotation latent in Fraser Halls illustrious and long-standing solo project.  Since the early 80s, blackhumour has been stubbornly dedicated to an investigation of the cracks which exist in common speech practice and the vacancy of the signifier. Vocal event is mined for stochastic determinism and glottal smut. Sapir-Whorf collides into Krafft-Ebing. While affinities exist, it would be difficult to categorize this material as sound poetry, despite a focus on voice, breath and the subtle diversion of linguistic intent. What is it. Repetition and magnification direct the incremental units of a sound which manages to focus sonic density to a concrete minimalism. Some comparison can be made to Halls contemporaries Anne Gillis, the Haters or Kapotte Muziek, but blackhumour has always generated its own gravitational pull. Vitrine is honored to participate in some small fashion in the continued lineage of a true mail-art great. Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source." - Vitrine.
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