Davis-Ilwirfskas Duo / Garafield Concerto Ep
Album: Garafield Concerto Ep   Collection:General
Artist:Davis-Ilwirfskas Duo   Added:Oct 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-12 Pull Date: 2020-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental

Recent Airplay
1. May 14, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Duo For Two Musicians

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2019-10-16
Wide-ranging experimental miniatures, from synth drone to noise. The mysterious composer Zylucas Ilwirfskas of Yellow Springs, Ohio, put up a bunch of textured noise and drone EPs on Bandcamp in early 2019. The latest is this concerto which has something to do with a cartoon character called Garafield. (The second "a" is very important; liner notes that come with the Bandcamp download provide some elucidation.) There's a lot of stylistic variation in a short amount of time: soft reveries to industrial blasts. The whole thing is eleven-and-a-half minutes, so it's well worth playing the whole thing on continuous. Otherwise, favorites: 2, 4, 7. No words, no FCCs.

1. (1:59)—Slow, chittering beat. Languid bass.
2. *(3:36)—Churning, shuddering noise with pattering synth beeps.
3. (1:32)—Granular space synth melody.
4. *(1:28)—Peaceful droning ambient track with slightly distorted textures.
5. (1:09)—More gentle synth, rising in energy.
6. (0:36)—Distant electronic ping-pong sound with loud air conditioning. Harmonica drone?
7. *(1:13)—Low thrumming. A-grade refrigerator noise.

Track Listing
1. Prerecorded Music That Plays As The Audience Is Seated   4. Duo For Two Musicians 2 P.2
2. Duo For Two Musicians   5. Duo For Two Musicians 3
3. Duo For Two Musicians 2 P. 1   6. Prerecorded Music That Plays As The Audience Leaves Their Seats
  7. Prerecorded Music That Plays As The Ushers Clean The Empty Theater