ALBUM REVIEW: brb>voicecoil – Dissolve Into The Now | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 08.04.22







Newcastle’s Kevin Wilkinson has been making music in various guises for almost 30 years now, and his latest release as brb>voicecoil is another fascinating and unsettling collection.

Sounds here were generated from field recordings and processed by a pair of iPads – certainly there’s nothing immediately obvious as a field recording left in these seven tracks; instead there’s a general air of glorious malfunction, hints towards fractured rhythms (particularly on Sci-Vias Domini 1 and Nod To The Mu), and once-identifiable noises being fed through some sort of table-top black hole, crushed and mangled and compressed beyond recognition. That tracks like The Fact That It Was Removed… and the opening The Great Antagoniser somehow attain a broken, melancholy loveliness probably says something about my listening habits.


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