Review

Henry Schneider, Vital, no. 298, November 12, 2001

The music on this CD falls into three categories: the abstract (Junky, Dreamarena), hearing natural sounds in a different context (Study in Ink, Foil-Counterfoil), and electronic manipulation of natural sounds (Sieve). Traces is difficult music. The abstract pieces present glimpses of other music and sound sources through a fog of electronic pops and gurgles. The pieces using sounds in new and different contexts can be quite frightening. The sonic textures are organic and evoke images of crunching bones and tearing flesh. Sieve is a total distortion of the source material leaving the listener lost in space without a point of reference. Traces is music for only the most adventuresome of listeners.

Traces is music for only the most adventuresome of listeners.

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