Experimental musician and sound artist Hasan Hujari‘s Wall Gods (Absence of Wax) is his most recent release and the first time I’ve heard his work. Wall Gods is a twenty-minute collage work that doesn’t sound as if it is a collage. Built on several sound elements, Hujari then put them together and recorded them improvisational manner. He explains in the liner notes:
Although I used some now common software such as Ableton Live, Max 6, and Audacity, the process was not a drag-and-drop affair. The recording was done on the fly after the elements were semi-organized. Each of the sounds, which I treat as meaningful objects, has a role to play in the work. After playing with different combinations of sounds and elements, I tried to strip down the work to only using the most essential sounds needed for the work.
Hujari’s Wall Gods may be filled with sounds, but it has a minimalistic feel through out. Field recordings mixed with a self-made synthesizer and other instruments, the track moves the listener along an experimental-scape of subtle noises and aural marvels. As the track progresses the listener will begin to make assumptions of what is upcoming, but Hujari fills Wall Gods with delightful surprises throughout.
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