From Alga Margen comes another obscure sound art recording from '60s avant-garde. Austrian artist Anton Bruhin created this collage of primitive electronics that achieves astonishing effects by very poor low-tech equipment. Said technology is reflected in the recordings, and the audibility of the tape-machine noises and idiosyncrasies become an integral voice in the music. Some 30 years later noise artists in the underground would explore similar aesthetics; hence, this is a groundbreaking abstraction for the time. Like Henri Chopin and Ake Hodell, Bruhin explores transformations of human voice in his warped avant-garde compositions. This CD is a great example of low-tech creativity and this resourceful avant-garde composer's work is made of equal parts humor and rigor.
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AllMusic Review by Dean McFarlane