AMALGAMATED WONDERS OF THE WORLD
MILLIWAYS, County Dublin
This cacophony of sound is more like a 3D-IMAX experience than a pop concert but you can - and are encouraged to - DANCE.
AWW - Main Stage Veterans of Stadium Sized Ambient Intonation
ALL TRACKS ARE RECORDED LIVE. LIVE LIVE LIVE. YOU CAN HEAR THE SWEAT ON THE KNOBS, THE CRACK OF LEADS BEING PLUGGED AND GEAR BEING WARMED UP BEFORE BEING WHIPPED INTO SHAPE...
LAZY & BROKEN DOWN RESULTS FROM RANDOM INGREDIENTS OF HAPHAZARDNESS AND CURIOUSITY - WITH A LITTLE SMUG WRY KNOWING...
'EVERYONE PLAYS DIFFERENTLY EACH TIME, I DON'T THINK WE COULD DO THE SAME THING TWICE EVEN IF WE WANTED, SO YEA, WHAT WAS THAT & WHAT'S NEXT REALLY!?' BD
Not so much music as time-varying distribution of spectral energy.
The arrangement of chords to manipulate emotions combined with configurations of various words to rouse a rabble or soothe a broken heart is something that appeals greatly but unfortunately ‘Google’ has made exploration of traditional song writing mundane and trite, so for a real Rock’n’Roll experimental PUNK experience we have abandoned all musical influences and gone folk, folk in the traditional meaning as ‘informal’ or ‘self-taught’. The results are presented here for your delectation.
A lot can be conveyed and expressed effectively through considered ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’ envelope settings on a sampler or synthesizer, etc... To reflect stock exchange fluctuations or government popularity and the war on terror.
They are punch lines, not hooks.
Human voices emerge sporadically, sputter, loop and filter off in a warm valve overdrive dub echo... The luscious and decadent tones of John Hurt reading from Vincent Van Gogh’s tortured yet sensitive letters to abstract beat poetry from the commanding voice of Jim Morrison through to Liza Minnelli instructing us to scream at passing trains...
Familiarity in an unfamiliar setting, vice versa is next month’s project.
We are quite aware of the sound experiments that have been done in the past from John Cage, through to the tremendous carnage of Throbbing Gristle and the ethereal content of Harold Budd... without the constraints of a musical framework we are free to twist and distort above and beyond time signatures and chord structure... our ongoing experiment in sound and its relationship to music is ever evolving and always surprising and it simply captivates us, plus it occasionally produces a nice tune that you could whistle in the shower.
"'Revolution 9’ OR ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’? I KNOW WHICH WE PREFER" BD
“One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time.”
"It is, and it is not, in the same respect, AND at the same time."
Amalgamated Wonders of the World