Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Jason Kahn and Jon Mueller - Phase [Flingco Sound - 2010]

‘Phase’ sees highly respected percussionist, improviser, electronic musician & sonic tension maker Jason Kahn  joining percussionist Jon Mueller(Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, Hat Melter, Pele, Raccoons, Telecognac) to create a forty minute piece of thick & tense interlocking drone scape & precussive dwell.

The track utilizes elements from a series of recordings made by the pair during their 2007 joint U.S. tour. Kahn has taken and composed theses elements into one long piece of sonic tension, tightness & pressure building soundscaping. It finds the pair building-up, shifting & interlocking layers of un-harmonic & pressing drone matter, taut & shimmering percussive layers, and general constricting, airless noise matter. 

From the tracks outset the tension, edginess & tautness builds & builds in it’s pressing intent;  it reaches it’s tension peak at the half an hour mark then drops back down into a more relaxing yet haunted gong type harmonic ring & ebb which carries you out to the end of the track in a slow fade-out. It’s an ‘ok’ piece of tensioned improv & pressing drone making by the pair, though it rather lacks that magic & moorish edge that would make me want to return to it often

The piece is being offered as a download or a ltd vinyl pressing with a collection of four prints. It’s certainly  not the best or most easy introduction to Kahn’s distinctive brand of tension bound mood setting, but if you’ve enjoyed his work in the past I’m sure you'll find this a worthy enough addition to his body of work.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Jason Kahn and Jon Mueller - Phase
‘Phase’ sees highly respected percussionist, improviser, electronic musician & sonic tension maker Jason Kahn  joining percussionist Jon Mueller(Col...
031220   Pneuma Hagion - Voidgazer
031220   Silent Night Deadly Night 1 &...
021220   Sukiyaki Western Django: Coll...
021220   Damien De Coene & Begonona - ...
011220   Gargoyl - Gargoyl
301120   Death Angel - The Enigma Year...
301120   Harsh Noise Movement - Digita...
301120   Norfolk Trotter - Reel-to-Ree...
301120   Werewolf Jerusalem- - Black ...
281120   Scholl - Stadelheim Prison Ma...
Latest Articles

Llyn Y Cwn - Dark Elemental Ambience
One of the more original & distinctive dark ambient projects to appearing in the last few years is Llyn Y Cwn. The project takes it’s influences from the...
181120   Llyn Y Cwn - Dark Elemental A...
151020   James Shearman - London Walling
220920   The Lux & Ivy Compilations In...
250820   Paige Davis, Michael Raso & L...
220720   The Residents - Old Dog’s Sti...
200720   Jimmy McDonough - The Milliga...
300620   Perpetual Abjection & Unsign...
150620   William Fowler & Vic Pratt - ...
280520   Melaine Dalibert - Quietly cr...
150520   Barry "Schwump" Schwam - Frog...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom