Alessandro Brivio – SB [CS]

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Alessandro Brivio – SB [CS]

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Label: Senufo Editions

Format: Cassette

Year: 2017

I must confess to not having seen. or even previously been aware of Sound Barrier, the film from which SB was pruned. However, I’m certainly no stranger to storage facilities in Queens, so after gleaning that part from the synopsis and taking into account the Senufo bump, my interest is piqued! Apparently, the film features a not-inconsequential 1,753 separate cuts, which Alessandro Brivio saw fit to fold even further for a rhythmically scrubbed fan edit of the audio track that seems heavy on street traffic and aggressive rummaging. If one chooses to omit all the cinematic context, the unknowing listener gets to hear a twitchy game of hopscotch within the start and end points of innumerable excerpts. This one is like being in a room in a noisy neighborhood with all the windows opening and closing in spasmodic fits, yet somehow extremely enjoyable. Working his way through the timeline at the itchiest of paces, Brivio emphasizes the aspect of an endless search that comes up empty-handed, making sure not to overlook any instance of one or more objects making contact in his source material. The sound sample provided is one of the more subdued passages that features actual dialogue, an element that reinforces the narrative focus. Not often do we find stutter-centric splicer music to be so concerned with thematic elements unrelated to the sound objects themselves, so the noble utilization of suppression and repetition tactics on SB is a rare treat. Appropriately cracked cases, which I initially forgot was part of the deal upon opening the box—damaged Norelco boxes are pretty much a rolling headache in this business. Listen closely, and maybe you can hear the o u n d and a r r i e r parts scattered on the cutting room floor.

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60 copies in intentionally cracked cases.

"snf02 "SB" is a rework of amir naderi's "sound barrier" soundtrack."