Archive for May, 2010
From the RFT:
Kvist Records unearths Tom Hamilton’s long-forgotten electronic magnum opus
For all of the ways artists such as Kraftwerk and Devo increased awareness of the synthesizer, they may have done the instrument an injustice. These progenitors portrayed synth music as impersonal and robotic, all head and no heart. But in the hands of Tom Hamilton, the synthesizer is not a cold, dead instrument. The avant-garde composer utilizes the endless sonic possibilities of oscillators and filters to channel the unbridled human expression of a A Love Supreme-era John Coltrane or free-jazz saxophone expressionist Eric Dolphy.
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