The Echoing Shell is the first collaborative album between the two veteran music-makers and artists Dean Spunt and John Wiese. It will be out on May 20th via Drag City. According to the press release, On The Echoing Shell, this noise is often extreme intimacy, seeming at times to emanate from inside Dean’s drumkit; at other times from the capsules of microphones or the circuits of the signal path itself. You may hear the collaged sounds as abstraction, but something resembling word-shapes and phrases are formed in their assembly. This is intentional: the two side-long pieces, comprised of many short sections, form a linear whole, creating alternately ripping and discriminating music — and meaning — in the process.
Check the new excerpt below.