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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wonder Wheel - Hello Picture! (USA 2008)

'Hello Picture!' is already the 17th WONDER WHEEL album, and Paul A. Rosales' 30th solo release since June 2003, Recorded October - December 2008 in his home studio in Orange, California, USA. Paul says that "this album is also the first true work of the 21st century".

Paul's work has some similarities with
RANGERS' homemade cassette collages (posted earlier), so if you like those, you may also like WONDER WHEEL, though the WONDER WHEEL tracks are probably a little more focused, more in a pop structure with vocals - and also they are much shorter pieces. But just like RANGERS Paul creates in WONDER WHEEL a complete musical cosmos that you will, when you have listened to some of his music before, always recognize in a moment, - for its originality and uniqueness in sound. And that is pretty cool, I think...
My favourite tracks: Future Home and Reputation

"Future Music is the result of imagination and the anticipated creation within composed works. Highlighted points of musical perpetuation include the atonal development of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), the compiled sounds of “Poéme Électronique” by Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), the Sonic Signatures and Electronic Pop productions of Joe Meek (1929-1967), and the variation of tape and melody on “Discreet Music” by Brian Eno (1948-Present). (...)

To combine the
Future World with the Future Music, the tools and machines used in the documenting process acknowledge both worlds of digital and analog technology.
1. Recorded onto tape machines of the 1980’s and 1990’s

2. Performing with a digital interface of analog equipment

3. Manipulated by tape speed and/or pitch of plug-in

4. Transferred to computers of the mid 2000’s

These primary directives are used to establish unique Sonic Signatures and conclude the
composition." (P. R. - Read The Anticipation Proclamation-pdf (included in the zip file) for more information.)


(mp3 zip, 9 tracks, 46 min, 53,2 MB)
Get it here or here!


sfw said...

wonder wheel is fuckiing dope!!!

mike-floyd said...