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Bobble

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This group, mostly the work of Tim Rabjohns with various collaborators, does music in the area of experimental electronic improvisation, similar to Morphogenisis, thus avoiding the canned feel of a lot of electronica, whether ambient or techno. Bobble was released by Korm Plastics, a side label of Staalplaat. The pieces are generally abstract moody soundscapes of ever-shifting drones, vocal samples, electronic aural detritus, and obscure noises clattering and surging at the edges. Pulsing rhythms often emerge from the murk, but there are also unpredictable squelches of weird sound that will suddenly burst out. "Mare Infinitus" and "Green Eyes Sparkling" spice things up with some Middle Eastern-styled vocal wails. "What About the Spores?" has some weird vocal samples and a creepy sound like a dub-version of Coil, until towards the end it erupts into noisy feedback beats before a cinematic ending of looped voice and strings. On a different note, the disc ends with "Judith Kipper Sings," which starts off as an old vinyl record playing a piece of old-time religious pop and then proceeds to warp it with effects.

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