. issue IX : iv .

by barathron

“signal de fumée I”

Signal? This smoke is gritty and rusted, in short, noisier than anything before. By omitting the lowest, mining bass — those dropped boulders that reveal the abyssal tunnels below — the expansive quality is forfeit. “Signal De Fumée I” is like being slapped in the face with a mallet. Most importantly, if fire is noise and smoke the signal, the listener can’t hear the fire. A human voice appears midway, muffled past recognition — like everything in Calumet, it’s estranged and just beyond our reach.

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