news | 7 June 2015 | Reviews
I am delighted to share a couple of recent reviews of To the Cooling Tower, Satsop by Christopher DeLaurenti.
Vital Weekly #981, May 5, 2015
“A fascinating trip for Delaurenti, no doubt there, but it’s also, as an outsider, a listener, an excellent piece of music. Very spacious, in the most literal sense of the word. A nice letterpress package finishes of this great release. Take it outside and do a playback in an empty hall.”
—Frans de Waard
Avant Music News, June 4, 2015
“Slogging through the bilge water of this decrepit flagship, he heads for the cooling tower. Within, there is the splash of each step and crazy acoustics only a big, cement tube can produce, and without, there is melody – it could be the song of huge machinery heard from some distance, but it is an insidiously pleasing overture nonetheless.”
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The second release in the Improvisational Architecture series is available: To the Cooling Tower, Satsop by Christopher DeLaurenti. To the Cooling Tower, Satsop at base, is a field recording made in the tunnels of an abandoned nuclear power plant. It conveys an aural phenomena that one typically experiences on a personal level. Curious, mesmerizing and a bit eerie, DeLaurenti’s interactions structure this phonography as a composition of place.
The CD release is a physical edition of 250. The cover is a letter press replication of a ball point pen drawing Robert Lansden and pressed at Middlepress in Brooklyn. The full size original work instills a sense of vertigo. When translated in letterpress the effect is transferred to the fingertips and synthesized differently. Available from Pogus Productions.