German composer and sound artist Marc Behrens has put forth a beautiful\r\ninstallment of sound work for CMRs second CD release, entitled\r\nArchitectural Commentaries. Marc has been working with sound (in one form or\r\nanother) since 1986 and is probably most recognised for his digitally\r\nre-worked field material and composition. With a long history of\r\ninstallation work and live performance, he has exhibited alone and in group\r\nexhibitions; and performed live internationally in locations such as Japan,\r\nSwitzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and the UK. He has completed tours with\r\nfellow sound artists Francisco Lopez, Bernhard Gunter and John Duncan and\r\nhas had notable CD releases on Gunters label Trente Oiseaux (Germany),\r\nDigital Narcis (Japan), Raster Music (Germany) and Intransitive Recordings\r\n(USA). \r\nArchitectural Commentaries is comprised of five tracks. The first three\r\npieces, entitled Architectural Commentaries 1-3, are some of Marcs most\r\nrecent compositions arranged in 2001 using basic material recorded from\r\n1990-2000 in various global locations. Taking title, sleeve images and sound\r\ntogether we are left with new audible environments for architectural\r\nstructures; jets of forced air and amplified nothing, distant machinery and\r\ntiny bites of frequency, faded and cut together to create beautifully\r\natmospheric soundscapes. Track 4 was previously released on RLWs Tulpas 5\r\nCD set (Selektion 024) and was constructed using source material from Ralf\r\nWehowsky. Track 5 was composed in 1992 as a soundtrack to accompany the\r\nvideo Der Raum by Torsten Grosch - stills of which feature on the CD sleeve.\r\nThe album permits a smooth flow between Marcs earlier and more recent work\r\nand shows the artists continuing exploration into the depth and dimensions\r\nof sound recording. - CMR.