Allen Ravenstine - Waiting For The Bomb
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- Manufacturer: ReR MEGACORP
- Net Price: EUR 10.98 EUR 13.50
Pere Ubu's Allen Ravenstine.Believed missing in action; back with a timely reminder of the importance of quality and swimming against the tide. Allen and I worked for several years together in the second coming of Pere Ubu before we both decided to quit at around the same time. I carried on playing and running this label; Allen became a commercial airline pilot and designed simulator stress tests for other airline pilots. Now retirement has brought him back to music and modular synthesis and in this unusual recording he arrives at a hybrid musical form that is more or less without precedent: discursive, digressive and disrupted by generic and emotional shifts; a music in which real-world sounds and real-world instruments occasionally argue with - or complement - the electronic current; there's agon here - and narrative. For a largely abstract and instrumental recording, that's a real achievement. These pieces and the interactions between them cumulatively capture an historical moment - allusively and elusively, out of the corner of their eyes. For Moog Theremini, Doepfler Dark Energy Korg MS 20, Rare Waves Grendel Grenadier drone synthesizer, computer, trumpet, bass, drums, percussion and piano.