a friend tells
an arsenal of
stories of ‘al-
just arced land
-ers noses Pinocchio
[a personal "recontextualization" of a three year-old poem]
Everyday Loneliness - Recontextualizations C40
Jonathan Borges returns with a new Arbor tape. As the title of this most current release suggests – along with 2009's Appropriation – Everyday Loneliness is a project that, if not exclusively dedicated to tying up loose-ends, is an outlet for analog experiments that are rawer and more free flowing than that of Borges and Kennedy's Pedestrian Deposit.
"Cassette appropriation of previously used materials", so says the liner. Though I'm not able to pinpoint the album(s) where Borges originally used these sounds (if those albums even exist), it's rather moot at this point, as what we have here is a proper work in its own right that doesn't beckon for an understanding of where the sounds came from. Playing this tape on repeat with the A-B rev. mode activated on my stereo relinquishes the music of the concept of beginning and end. Instead, it just is, with shapes that build from the depths of blown-speaker drones, and loops of simple piano melodies that get pulled apart; this perfectly captures that all-encompassing, trance inducing feel that many of these anonymous, underground tone-and-drone acts strive for (at least, it feels like that's what a lot of them are going for). In that vein, here's a tape not to be overlooked.