John Duncan on Mon, 17 Jul 2000 22:33:41 +0200

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Syndicate: TAP INTERNAL at P.S.1

JOHN DUNCAN "Tap Internal" (Touch, UK) CD $14.99

TAP INTERNAL included in
VOLUME: Bed of Sound
2 July - 30 September
P.S. 1
New York
Curated by Elliott Sharp and Alana Heiss
Website now online also includes audio files by, a.o.:

Vito Acconci
Tony Conrad
Cosey Fanni-Tutti and Chris Carter
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Matt Heckert
John Hudak
Alvin Lucier
Kaffe Matthews
Zeena Parkins

Outside going in
Inside going in
The machine is guided to tap itself
Seduce the listener

TAP INTERNAL is beautiful and, in classic Duncan style, cruel -- in that it
puts you in contact with our deepest psyche and lays it bare, turning the
auricular membrane inside out, leaving an indelible mark of new frequencies
that are beautiful to abandon yourself to. But watch out: just at the
moment of hypnosis the scenario is completely convoluted and the sound
becomes coarse and varied, cuts the air and tries to attack. The nightmare
begins again, and once more the listener is forced to change his attitude,
define a new reaction to the input. The beauty and uniqueness of Duncan's
music is fully captured in this continuous change of situations, dynamics,
sounds and emotions which is the microscopic photography of life itself.
--Massimo Ricci

A revealing and occasionally brutal glimpse into the soul of industrial
power-electronics after the style of Merzbow.  One harrowing 47-minute
track.  The
squeamish need not apply.  --Jeff Gibson, Other Music

JOHN DUNCAN website:

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