A_A:05 - GUNTHER VALENTINE - "MAINE REDACTIONS"
"Following tapes from labels like Primitive Languages, No Rent, and All Gone, Gxnt Valentine presents Redactions, a new twenty-six minute cruise through unease on his imprint Anathema Archive. A collage of organic and synthetic sounds, Redactions is hard to corral into one style, combing a bit of musique concrète, a bit of synthetic rhythm, and a serious amount of tension. Though most of the music was composed in the Northern woods of Maine, Gxnt heavily edited and altered it before finally recording it in the Summer of 2017. That Redactions’ mechanical, cybernetic sounds were planned in the forest is uncanny, but it’s a testament to the composition that such expectations get thwarted so readily, so easily." - Jordan Reyes