Voice Crack


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The Swiss improvisation group recorded Earflash in the early '80s and, on hearing this early electronic improvisation work, it is astonishingly ahead of its time. Hence, obscure noise maestro and sometimes Voice Crack collaborator Jim O'Rourke reissued the European LP on his Dexter's Cigar imprint for all the world to hear of its stunning brilliance. What surprises more than the fact that this is pre-PowerBook electronics is the fact that the battery of instruments employed is what Norbert Moslang and Andy Guhl call "cracked everyday electronics," as the duo hot-wires electronic toys, speakers, cheap synthesizers, and household electronics together into a labyrinth of noise-generating tools. The performance on Earflash sees the duo extract some of the most energetic and exciting improvised/experimental music on record.

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