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flight | chromatic splitting injunction

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Matt Shoemaker has returned from the outer realms with a future classic. This 90-minute cassette features two side-long tracks (45 minutes apiece), each of which is totally unlike anything he has previously released. These two disorientingly alien pieces are completely different from one another stylistically, but they absolutely (inexplicably) belong together.

"Flight" is a kind of bizarre minimal techno from outer space, based entirely on drum machine improvisations; a Cronenbergian sci-fi fever dream. "Chromatic Splitting Injunction," on the other hand, is pure plunderphonic insanity, complete with dazzling pause-edits and mind-bending, disturbing juxtapositions.

Matt Shoemaker's genius is still under-acknowledged, despite being active in the world of sound art for something like twenty years now. This tape shows yet another aspect (or two) of his extraordinarily highly evolved audio persona.

The physical version of "Flight | Chromatic Splitting Injunction" was originally issued as a 90-minute cassette housed in a bespoke plastic package, entirely laser-etched and limited to 40 numbered copies.

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released December 18, 2015

drum machine, modular synth, various media, cassette recorder

recorded summer / fall 2014 in Seattle

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matt shoemaker Seattle, Washington

Matt Shoemaker's art focuses upon the treatment of sonic phenomena.
Shoemaker manipulates sound, sourced from both natural and electronic means, in an affected and often grotesque manner, so as to convey compositions that uniquely imagine a space encrypted to the point of vanishing definition. ... more

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