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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Review BigFork (noish + xedh) at The Sound Projector

Noish + Xedh
Big Fork
AMP-RECS AMP053 online release
aMor/discos CDR

Spanish electronica artiste Miguel A.
García impressed us last ish with his

“stern and severe” approach to
very minimal electronic noise on
Armiarmak. On Big Fork García
appears under his xedh guise
alongside fellow player noish, and
together they stew up four
gorgeous tracks of edgy, fizzy,

electronic mashed turnip paste, with
plenty of mesmerising power
leaking out through the wodges of
dense sparking-plugging mayhem.
They can sometimes drift into the
unchallenging droney-ambient
comfort stations, but I like them

best when their eruptions are
abrasive and slightly cruel,
suggesting a degree of friendly
sadism. The tracks are expressed as
complex streams of characters
which are too hard to type, but the
15-minute opener piece is a strong

one, containing four or five separate
ideas which seem to fold in and out
as if operated by a restless hand
tuning the shortwave radio dial. It
creates a vaguely daydreamy
sensation which is not unpleasant.

The second track is more full-on
and brutal, and for three minutes
one endures the goring of a
snorting electronic bull. The fourth
long track is again episodic, like the
first, but not quite as thrilling or

unpredictable. On the cover,
detourned versions of Disney
cartoon characters gamble, drink
and smoke cigars, but it's an image
of funny sleazy degradation that Big
Fork can't quite live up to.
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