Alarm Will Sound Acoustica
- Words: Tony Ware
- Label: Cantaloupe
When I imagine Richard D. James-a.k.a. Aphex Twin, Polygon Window, et. al.-it is always as a leering puppet master tethered to electro-acoustically scrambled computer monitors and pianos strangled as if by garrote. So for Alarm Will Sound-a New York-based 22-piece orchestra-to record all acoustic arrangements of James‘ works (primarily off 2001‘s Drukqs and 1996‘s Richard D. James Album) only seems fitting. I can equally imagine the Alarm ensemble pivoting frenetically and with finesse, fingers to their own steely filaments as they find compelling counterpoints in CPU-chipped chaos and detune through a home improvement store‘s worth of tonal transmogrification.
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