«Brent & Ryan Hibbett, the alchemical duo behind the Gutta Percha moniker, returns with yet another amazing and much wanted new production, entitled 'Lost Elevator Programs'. This new album is an eeringly interesting and somewhat unorthodox new approach to the 'muzak' concept and ideology.
From the artists' liner notes: "This album offers four tracks, each in the streamed “medley” form of commercial music programming, for both historical and imagined elevators. Just as one, encapsulated within elevator walls, travels blindly under the illusion of stasis, the aesthetic is a drifting one, moving even through repetition in unpredictable directions. It also intends to offer the strange blend of comfort and uncertainty experienced by early elevator riders, whose distrust of the newfound contraption businesses tried to offset with streams of innocuous, piped-in tunes. Toward these ends, we’ve looped, filtered, and otherwise manipulated obscure bits of instrumental music, and infused them with found sounds and additional instrumentation."
Following the excellent and extremely personal previous recording, 'A Crawlspace Companion' - available here, this new work offers more dreamy-like sequences certainly intended to transport the listener through time and also to such unsuspecting box-like machines as Thomas Jefferson's dumbwaiter used at his Monticello mansion, or the terrifying scenic elevator from the famous Steve McQueen action flick, The Towering Inferno.»
- test tube
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