Intonamori – ‘Ear Weevils 2’ – 320KBP MP3
Originally intended for release in 2007, this EP from the elusive Intonamori finally sees the light of day as a digital download – thankfully it was well worth the wait! Listening to ‘Ear Weevils 2’ can be a woozy and disorientating experience. Four tracks made equally with traditional and virtual instruments, not many of which escape from extensive processing and looping once recorded. Guitars are twisted into new shapes, Jon’s occasional vocals modulated beyond recognition, remnants of found sounds battle for space with walls of analogue keyboards. and then, just when you think you know where it is all heading, up crops something simple and pretty.
The same obsessive attention to detail present in previous Intonamori music is in evidence here with all sounds being either played on acoustic instruments and re-sampled or built from the ground up. Save for a solitary electric piano, there is no room for pre-existing samples or presets in the world of ‘Ear Weevils 2’. Oddly pastoral, the music (and its author) here yearns for a release from the day-to-day concrete and metallic mundanity of city life. Even at its most harsh and electronic, under the surface glows a strange warmth, pulsing and flickering…
Hardware used: Audio Technica & Shure microphones, Big Muff, Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, Kaos pad, Melodica, Novation Bass Station, Novation Supernova, Roland SH101, Teisco 607, Yamaha A3000 sampler, Yamaha acoustic guitar, Yamaha CS1X & various fx. Software used: Ableton Live, Battery, Logic, Massive, Reaktor, Reason, Recycle, Wavelab & various plugins.
- The Pigeon Machine [04:46]
- Lurcher [03:23]
- V.O [02:03]
- Arrival and Return [04:14]
Title: Ear Weevils 2
Released: 13 October 2012
Run: 320kbp MP3
Notes: Originally intended for release in 2007