Andy Hayleck - The Disappearing Floor
Andy Hayleck used bowed metal and field recordings for this album. He is a Baltimore-based artist who likes to explore the aesthetics of sound, especially regarding how sound is perceived by the ear. He uses extremes of volume, pitch, and sound complexity, and variations in change over time. For the past few years he has concentrated on using unamplified bowed metal (cymbals and saw) in performance and using contact mics, hydrophones and regular mics in recording. The pieces on this CD are all very pure, they don’t sound like Hayleck wanted to compose soundscapes, he just was listening very closely to what happened while manipulating the objects.