John Wall / Alex Rodgers ‎– Rafia Longer [7"]

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John Wall / Alex Rodgers ‎– Rafia Longer [7"]

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Label: Entr'acte

Format: 7"

Year: 2015

This one appeared a year after the excellent Work 2011–2014 from the Wall/Rodgers pairing, further highlighting their predilection toward an near song-like approach to crafting hacked up miniatures of computerized expression. The opener “Rafia Longer” keeps the largely numerical text low in the mix, tucked nicely into shuffled and smeared abstractions of basic kit sounds. Less structurally delinquent or sonically acrobatic as one might come to expect from Wall, this piece is more of a primer for the other side of the disc.  The four short tracks on the flip relish in directness and separation of power. It’s mostly text-to-speech for the duration, which is fine by me—it’s a form I’ve been especially fond of lately (just had the computer serenade me with this write-up for fun), and the synthetic proxy yields some delightful quirks in the vulgarity. Full of choice slang and modern grievances, I’d happily sit down with a full-length program version of the few minutes that make up “Macbeth”. The new Wall/Durgan CD on Harbinger is a cause for celebration, so why not extend the festivities with a rare JW vinyl outing, eh?

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1. Rafia Longer
B
1. Elfsimage
2. Blueblack
3. Choiced
4. Macbeth
John Wall
Computer
Editing
Sound manipulation
Alex Rodgers
Voice
Real and computer-generated
text-to-speech
Mastered by Jacques Beloeil
See also
Edwards/Sanders/Wall (E217)
John Wall/Alex Rodgers (E178)
John Wall/Alex Rodgers (E114)
John Wall/Mark Durgan (E139)
Outposts
Edition of 200 copies