Simon Wickham-Smith


Electroshock Records


In this experimental work, British composer Simon Wickham-Smith, settled in the United States, explores the frontiers of distortion of sound beyond which sounds become unrecognizable.

Starting from human voices he carries out a complex task of processing of these with the final result of ten disquieting themes that range from electric noise music, to sonic collage, to loops typical of samplers. In them we can perceive human voices, still recognizable as such, but sounding as if they were screeches of insects or like roars of industrial machinery. Other passages present textures of sound even more radical which we can hardly identify with human voices any more.


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