Note is the first CD by V.V. (aka Ven Voisey) after a bunch of cassettes and CD-Rs, a co-release by the labels Crippled Intellect Productions (C.I.P.) and Crank Satori. Is the title meant as irony? The closest thing to a note on this album is a tone here and there. Each of the six untitled tracks is a minute construction of hisses, harsh noise, tones, and found sounds. Generally well designed, they feature some crude collage-type shifts to keep the listener guessing. They make for an absorbing listening experience, especially track five where two soft, long tones alternate to form a basic melody over water-related recordings and a pumping sound (an artificial respirator?). V.V. aims at sound art more than noise-based composition. His pieces are aggregates, sonic sculptures left for listeners to scrutinize for a certain period of time; when the time is up there is a quick -- sometimes abrupt -- move to the next piece. Comparisons to Joe Colley, Bernhard Gal, and even Francisco López are in order. You are in for some intense moments (tracks five and six) and some bland interludes (tracks two and three).
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AllMusic Review by François Couture