Maelstrom is a multichannel soundscape that, - following on the heels of my 2005 DRIFT project in collaboration with Leah Singer, utilizes elements extracted from that work to create a wholly new piece. I have taken some sonic details - tonal clusters created with electronic guitar - from that much larger project and used them as the basis for a sprawling, seemingly static state of guitar bedevilment. While there are many subtle shifts going on within the sound field, the overall effect is meant to be rather sustained, monolithic sonic cloud - indeed, a maelstrom - real brain-eraser type stuff. I intend to erect a series of loud chambers within Matthew Ritchie's work, within one might think silent thoughts.
-FUPPETS- knows that some of us could regularly use some "brain-eraser type stuff," to quote Lee Ranaldo, pictured above.
LEE RANALDO - Maelstrom For The Morning Line, 2008