Tod Dockstader Aerial #3
- Words: Cameron Macdonald
- Label: Sub Rosa
Tod Dockstader can make you believe that everything you hear on the radio is from another planet. Aerial #3 marks the final volume of the musique concréte pioneer's project, which translated hundreds of recorded hours of shortwave radio transmissions into music. Just like the previous chapters, the results range from deep, murmuring drones that fly over wastelands to microtones that crawl under your feet. It's disappointing that Dockstader did not explore the noise of voices regularly broadcast, but his Aerial series still delivers some of the eeriest sounds of the past year.
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