Davignon, Matt / Softwetfish
Album: Softwetfish   Collection:General
Artist:Davignon, Matt   Added:Sep 2006
Label:Edgetone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-24 Pull Date: 2006-11-26 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 12 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1
Airplays: 2 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 05, 2009: Music Casserole [lost & found edition]
This Again!
4. Aug 03, 2007: Memory Select
Sculpture By Erosion
2. Jan 04, 2008: Memory Select
A Mistake/Some Held Breaths
5. Jan 27, 2007: Cognitive Overload (noise special)
A Warehouse Collapses In Reverse
3. Sep 19, 2007: Day of Difficulty
Lying In Grass, Gazing Upwards At 11:30pm
6. Nov 10, 2006: Carrots & Sticks...But Mostly Sticks
Sculpture By Erosion

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-25
Experimental electro-acoustic. Very unique. Like electronic fishies swimming in your ears and robotic worms massaging your insides. Not new age, academic, nor straight-up electronica. Most tracks are slow and soft, some more tense. All intriguing. Lots of “wet” sounds indeed. Bay area composer! More info on his website: http://www.ribosomemusic.com/index.html Favs 2, 6, 12.

1. Manipulated night scape – crickets, a river, frogs… Beautiful pitch bending.
*2. More electronic-sounding. A crackly noise persists throughout, a synthesizer yawn sound, and some drippy swirly stuff. Beautiful.
3. Noisy. Lots of different complicated rhythms/sounds going on at once.
4. Beautiful shimmery water – title "Organelles" – sounds like they’re doing a ballet :)
5. Melodic somehow, more of a song, with clearer separate sounds. Slow and looping beat.
*6. Tiny clicky/fluttery sounds under tense tones and what sounds like a sampled timpani that keeps changing pitch. Breathy sound added last two minutes. Blends into next track.
7. Breathy sounds that fade in and out quickly, tabla sound, gets more clustered/dense towards the end, more percussion added.
8. Fuller – fast fluttery beats under/over drones.
9. 25 seconds. Ha, like flipping channels between sound cameras that monitor various bodily processes.
10. Subtle heart-beat/deep wave sounds, under skittery electronic beats. Also what sounds like a tiny xylophone played with hyper-speed mallets.
11. Fitting title – “Sculpture by Erosion” – tiny beats all on top of each other softly machine-gunning away, with a few strange sound-creatures popping up including – whoa! Nintendo sounds, which are surprising here – this CD rocks!
**12. Ha, funny – breath sounds, whistling, and a gentle machine gun!
13. Again tiny fluttery beats – a return to the first track with the night-time nature scape sound.

Track Listing
1. Polyps   7. Some Held Breaths
2. This Again!   8. Solar Flare/Magnetic Shell
3. Psate Your Ingo In The Existing One   9. The Bottom Of The Bucket
4. Organelles   10. Bee Sting
5. Lying In Grass, Gazing Upwards At 11:30pm   11. Sculpture By Erosion
6. A Mistake   12. A Warehouse Collapses In Reverse
  13. Lunar Flare