electrocd

Review

Adverse Effect Fanzine, no. 2:4, October 24, 2000

Staggering array of electroacoustic pieces; mostly miniatures either forming part of a lengthy cycle or represented in their own right. All recorded between 1994 to 1997, they apparently mark an important period in Montréal based Daniel Leduc’s approach to composition drawing on the sources of acousmatics and the transition from analogue to digital techniques. The range encompasses everything from dynamic bursts of contained random sound elements to tempered collages and tinely-tuned tapping into what normally passes by unheard. Sometimes subdued, sometimes bordering on the tempestuous, these pieces, all created from samples, chart a highly infectious causeway to the cusp of an island positively commanding our attention. With a number of teaching credits and a chriving interest in multimedia to his name as well, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Leduc sustains his compositional drive without sacrifice. Meanwhile, this album literally begs your attention.

… a highly infectious causeway to the cusp of an island positively commanding our attention.