April 30, 2008
23five Incorporated is proud to present two new publications for 2008 — Brendan Murray’s Commonwealth and Chop Shop’s Oxide.
Commonwealth is long form composition of sinewy tonalities and has already garnered high praise from The Wire, who commented that “Commonwealth is his most confident statement yet, and his most explicit engagement with the minimalist tradition. A 49-minute composition, its unblinking examination of and subtle alterations to the harmonics and overtones of layered drones recall the work of Eliane Radigue.”
Chop Shop is the moniker of New York based sound artist Scott Konzelmann, whose activities have comprised installations featuring his speaker construction assemblages and sonic compositions since 1987. Oxide is his first major publications in many, many years, documenting caustic static, jet-engine drones, and noxious rumbles, all of which retain a metallurgist residue.