by GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE

With this release, attenuation circuit goes one step further in its project of uniting diverse practitioners of the global noise/experimental underground in collaborative projects. In this case, the result is a remarkably cohesive album of finely spun drone music that works both at high and lower volumes, rather contemplative and quite removed from the noisier sides of the featured artists.

“Vertigone” by GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford is composed of long tones in shifting higher frequencies, but not in the piercing CM von Hauswolff range. While relying on synthetic sounds, the microtonal richness is comparable to compositions based on acoustic instruments, as by composers such as Phill Niblock or If,Bwana. The magisterial calmness with which this strangely harmonic piece unfolds will certainly come as a surprise to those who associate GX Jupitter-Larsen’s name primarily with his noise work under the Haters moniker.

“Electric Jackass” by Le Scrambled Debutante featuring EMERGE is a fitting counterpiece for its flipside. While often into hectic cut-up collages, this time the plunderphonic collective fronted by Allan Zane, based in North Carolina, have decanted the material from an improvised session to distill the most introspective, even melancholic bits, such as some wistful accordion passages. The sound material supplied to the mix by their trans-Atlantic collaborator EMERGE introduces some more rhythmic elements that sometimes evoke the ghost of a deboned, yet partly revived drum’n’bass track.

File under: drone, ambient

ACW 1003

grey marbled 12" Vinyl Album

Released in 2015

limited to 300 copies

price: 16.00 EUR (excl. postage)

Recorded May 8th 2014 at Purple Panther Tattoos on Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles.
GX Jupitter-Larsen: gx@jupitter-larsen.com
Ace Farren Ford: ducedarrendodge@yahoo.com
© Copyright-Control GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford 2016.

"Electric Jackass"
Recorded New Year's Eve 2014 at Secret Orange Star Studios, Asheville, NC--and somewhere at some time in Germany. Mixed and remixed at the home of Allan Zane at various times 2015.
Le Scrambled Debutante featuring EMERGE comprised the following carbon-based lifeforms:
Allan Zane (aka Sir Bear Trapper)
Kimathi Moore
Ms. La-Dee-Dada & Her Pet Eye Ov Tomato
LSD c/o: allan_zane@yahoo.com
EMERGE: dependenz@web.de
© Copyright-Control Le Scrambled Debutante & EMERGE 2015.

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le son du grisli:

Un split (déjà) et sur ce split (vinyle marbré) deux collaborations : GX Jupitter-Larsen + Ace Farren Ford d’abord & Le Scrambled Debutante + EMERGE de l'autre côté. Il va falloir faire clair.

Une sorte de son de cornemuse sonne l’heure du premier duo. Dans une veine La Monte Young, mais un LMY poussé dans le tambour d’une machine à essorer, GX & AF font du bruit. Ayant plombé ladite machine avec des objets prêts à la faire osciller si c’est plus (tousser, crachoter...), ils tordent le cou à tout drone minimaliste simpliste pour en faire un beau moment de brouille sonore.

Et c'est encore une machine qui tourne avec Le Scrambled Debutante & EMERGE, ce coup-ci à l’horizontale, mais non plus une cornemuse (ou instrument approchant) mais un accordéon (ou instrument approchant). Lui aussi crachote, d’ailleurs, sur un delay qui au fur et à mesure expectore à son tour, et piaule, et siffle, et… avant de battre la mesure d’une minipièce de prototechno qui comble le tout et me fait saluer cet objet d’expérimental foutraque et ludique et même chanter mon amour du split.




Kaum hat mich ACE FARREN FORD, dieser smegmafizierte Haudegen der Los Angeles Free Music Society, auf einem von der Psych.KG geworfenen Frisbee der Collectors Club-Baureihe umschwirrt, begegne ich ihm schon wieder bei Split (ACW 1003, LP), auf diesmal rauchgrau-weißem Vinyl, mit dem die Augsburger ebenfalls in eine höhere Dimension des Splittens aufsteigen. Dabei wird gleich mal die Vorstellung umgebogen, dass zusammen mit GX JUPITTER-LARSEN, dem Typen, der in Hollywood ja auch schon seit Ende der 70er als The Haters synonym für Noise steht, nur wieder was Krachiges zustande kommen kann. Nein, 'Vertigone' hebt an als Drone aus einem dunklen Orgelcluster und hellen Dauertönen wie von Dudelsack, Drehleier, Akkordeon oder einfach nur kleineren Orgelpfeifen. Die Klangbänder sind dabei nicht ganz stabil, das dunkle wummert virulent, die helleren changieren in leichten Nuancen. Das erinnert an If, Bwana oder Phill Niblock und ist gerade deshalb durch und durch dröhnschön. B-seits beginnt LE SCRAMBLED DEBUTANTE, Allan Zanes Debutantenbande diesmal featuring EMERGE, zwar blumenkohlfraktal, aber ebenfalls un­gewöhnlich beruhigt. Plinkender Gitarrendraht scheint umloopt von nun wohl tatsächli­chem Akkordeon und von blubbrigen Geräuschen. Was rührt von den North-Carolinern her, was von Emerge? Traumhaft Surreales und träumerisch Ambientes fließt in sirrenden, sanft verhallenden Kaskaden ineinander, wobei Emerges subaquatisch gedämpfte Suggestionen dominieren. Die Kaskaden werden mal voller, bewegter und metallhaltiger. Pfauen- und Hahnenschreie lösen hektisch-nervöses Gepixel aus, das accelerierend dem schwarzen Loch zustrebt. Ein Womb-Sound-Mix, eine Traumflussfahrt, eines wie das andere ein Ohrschwindel, schon als Spirale geboren.




There's something for everyone on this split release from the experimental, not-for-profit label attenuation circuit: for the drones devotee, there's GX Jupitter-Larsen and Ace Farren Ford's “Vertigone”; fans of restlessly mutating sound collages, on the other hand, should find Le Scrambled Debutante's “Electric Jackass” (featuring attenuation circuit founder EMERGE) much to their liking. Issued in a limited run of 300 copies, the material arrives in dazzling manner as a twelve-inch slab of grey marbled vinyl.

Laid down on May 8th, 2014 at Purple Panther Tattoos in Los Angeles, “Vertigone” lunges from the gate with a roar and pretty much stays there for the piece's full twelve-minute duration. Instrument details are vague, though we are told that synthetic sounds are involved. That being said, the sound field—a dramatic juxtaposition of low-pitched rumble and long tones in the upper frequencies—calls to mind the playing of an acoustic outfit featuring a percussionist, organist, and violin players. In place of a single chord, the higher pitches regularly shift as the piece progresses, and in doing so subtle harmonic dissonances enter into their voicings. The result is a glistening block of subtly mutating sound that is admittedly loud but not painfully so, and it's easy to imagine “Vertigone” appealing in particular to fans of Tony Conrad's work (e.g., Early Minimalism Volume 1, Four Violins).

Opening with a wild flourish, the fabulously titled “Electric Jackass” also wastes no time asserting itself, and what follows thereafter is an unpredictable, shape-shifting melange of abstract noises, wheezing accordion episodes, string plucks, sputtering synthesizers, and even a rhythm element or two. The twenty-minute setting originated out of an improvised session recorded on New Year's Eve 2014 at Secret Orange Star Studios in North Carolina; subsequent to that session, Le Scrambled Debutante (fronted by North Carolina resident Allan Zane) and EMERGE shaped the material into its final form by editing and re-assembling smaller pieces and folding in other bits supplied by Zane's German-based collaborator. Experimental and plunderphonic-styled it might be, but “Electric Jackass” isn't an extreme noise assault; in fact, though it is unreservedly explorative, it's also surprisingly restrained, even melancholy in some strange sense of the word. And while no one could conceivably predict the directions it takes (including a light-speed rhythm-based sequence that arrives seventeen minutes along), a certain kind of organic logic does characterize its unfolding.


GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE split cover front
GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE split cover back
GX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE split InlayGX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE split InlayGX Jupitter-Larsen & Ace Farren Ford / Le Scrambled Debutante feat. EMERGE split Inlay
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