Andrew Poppy

Time at Rest Devouring Its Secret

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This CD contains one 35-minute piece, "Time at Rest Devouring Its Secret." A soft, static piece of computer music, it is mostly made of four layers of sounds. Waves of synthesizer chords come in and out, providing an atmospheric backdrop. Staccato notes bring contrasting percussive attack. Long metallic sounds, like bowed metal, are also heard, along with what sounds like a sampled flute. All four elements play parts that seem random to the listener, although they clearly work within specific parameters, since the piece gains and looses fullness in some places. The result is interesting: there is an oxymoronic troubled peacefulness to this piece that catches one's attention. But it's too static over a long period of time. After listening to the album a few times, one could sample three four-minute segments and be quite unable to put them in order. Because of that, the shorter piece Andrew Poppy contributed to the SouRce research compilation album Emre (Dark Matter) is more convincing.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 35:00
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