A free live album of electrocoustic-sound art-minimalist-hardcore-ear-ecstasy that will save the lagging marriage between your brain and auditory canal. Includes “Intro: Work for 10 Boom Boxes and Hardcore Punk loops.” On  10 boomboxes arranged in a semi circle are cassettes with 30-minute loops of intros from hardcore punk songs of the 1980s: 8 guitar parts, 1 bass part and 1 drum drop out.  These are brought in and out of the mix using the volume faders on the tape players, creating something that is sometimes almost a hardcore song, sometimes beat-less and vague. Selections include various shreds and feedback hums from: Discharge, Negative Approach, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Poison Idea, Rudimentary Peni, and Raw Power.

Also includes “Piano For 17.6 Hands” as performed by The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, who perform a repertoire of works consisting of one hundred notes or less. Piano For 17.6 Hands calls for every key on a piano to be struck one hundred times for the duration of a whole note, with sustain pedal down. The first fifty times, the players must strike as hard possible, the final fifty, dynamics are up to each performer.

Available for free at the Free Music Archive here.

…You’re welcome.