Like its predecessors, Urban Myth, Vol. 2 is a series of loops extracted from a long piece intended for overnight radio broadcast and is a system set in motion to develop its own organic process, rather than a fully composed piece. The loops are fairly simple in nature: a gurgling white noise, like wind or water, and two or three in different pitch ranges playing minor key melodies. The concurrence of the loops carries occasional harmonic implications, but for the most part the piece quietly drifts from one iteration to the next. The background white noise, actually a complex layering of environmental sounds, provides more dimension than in the work's primary predecessor (1994's Recurring Dreams of the Urban Myth), where the underlying continuity was handled by a relatively simple drone.
Urban Myth 2 Review
by Caleb Deupree