Allotropie - Alfredo Costa Monteiro

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Also recorded in 2005 but only recently released, “Allotropie” continues Costa Monteiro’s work with paper as a sound medium, heard previously on his “Paper Music” disc on Hazard. (The image above fails to do the packaging justice, but it’s an oversized sleeve with hand-cut horizontal slits) As before, without knowledge of the source, I daresay one would be hard-pressed to identify the whirlwind of sounds emerging from this disc as having anything remotely to do with paper. Presented as a single 20-minute track but divided into several discreet sections, he investigates very different sonic areas, from piercing high keens to breathy rumbles. At one point I was even wondering whether he’d set fire to something. The episodic nature of the disc inhibits the kind of powerful currents generated in the previous two, something I found a bit frustrating, but each portion, listened to on its own, has something unique and unusual to say.
Brian Olewnick, Bagatellen

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released June 1, 2007

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