|new VVV album
||[Jul. 6th, 2005|02:37 pm]
Alan Vega • Martin Rev • Suicide
VVV: Resurrection River|
Taken from Forced Exposure:
This is the follow up to the 1998 VVV album Endless, which was released by Mute. Recorded over three years ago, this monumental meeting finally sees release on Mego. Resurrection River documents the May 2002 meeting of Suicide member and electronic pioneer Alan Vega with sine-wave surfers Pan Sonic (Finlanders Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen). Together, the three are a trembling triumvirate of sound. The work, nine tracks in all, is named after the river in Alaska, a river created by the power of glaciers. It's no coincidence, perhaps, that the work itself is as glacial as Vega's howlingly human intonation giving way to the heavy influence of Vainio's pointillism and Väisänen's devotion to decay. This is post-techno sound art colliding with and amplified by endless throbs of voltage. A tribute to electromotive force from three standard-bearers of noise collage. Of course, such a release can only be credited to Mego, the Austrian label that brought you the Endless Summer of Fennesz, the sound experiments of Jim O'Rourke, Tujiko Noriko and another summit-like collaboration: Ghost Orchid from Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori. After immersing yourself in this remarkable recording, VVV might well stand for Veni, Vidi, Vici. They came, they saw, they blew out your bass cones. All tracks by Alan Vega, Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen; Recorded at 6/8 Studios, New York, May 2002.
Listen to the tracks at http://www.bleep.com/