This ambience then gently dissipates, leaving an audible vapour trail, a ghost like presence, with a low rumble, rubbing against muted unidentifiable audible events, strange disembodied clicks and grindings, washes of pared down, low-end tonalism, again just within audible range, and experienced as little more than pressure on the ear drum, a kind of “barely there” aesthetic, subtle, yet highly compelling.
Graydon’s work has matured considerably, and what emerges is pure audible sculpture, a sequence of sonic events that defy description, challenging the sensibilities, charging the atmosphere with subtle yet demanding tactics – at once alien, but not alientating, at times almost industrial in feel, one gets the sense impression of heat, gas, vapour, as experienced in a foundry for instance, or some other remote, industrialised setting. I’m sure leerraum are delighted at the inclusion of Graydon’s work on their roster, and it suits their aesthetic perfectly. Once again, this piece comes in a stock leerraum embossed envelope with excellent photography by Canadian based avant gardists, Skoltz_Kolgen. A superb entry point to Graydon’s work for the neophyte, and a shining example of him at his best.
Highly recommended. BGN