Float Tank Broadcast February 11th, 2018; If a tree falls…
Written by Casey McCarthy on February 11, 2018
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, I like to think that it would sound something like Benoit Pioulard’s Stanza series. The cover art of course inspired that initial thought, depicting the underside of a fallen tree. Playing the cassette copy of this release on my handheld tape player, I slowed the playback speed down as much as possible so that the 4 minute drone progressions morph into 10+ minute sound zones that appear in some vaporous state, slowly shifting tone, and then dissolve away, freeing space for the following piece to emerge from the void.