Dunaway, Judy / Mother of Balloon Music
Album: Mother of Balloon Music   Collection:General
Artist:Dunaway, Judy   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-29 Pull Date: 2006-12-31 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 31 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Etude No. 2 For Balloon And Violin
4. Dec 01, 2006: Memory Select: Greenlief/Leandre/Nicols
The Rubber Forest
2. May 10, 2007: Cognitive Overload
The Rubber Forest
5. Nov 30, 2006: Cognitive Overload
For Bass Koto With Balloons
3. Dec 29, 2006: Cognitive Overload
The Rubber Forest
6. Nov 29, 2006: Baptism of Solitude (EP Version)
For Balloon And String Quartet: Mvt. 3

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-11-01
Balloon with string instruments. Noise/classical/drone/jazz? Or more accurately, bees, race cars, and madness. Tons of different balloon sounds, some altered by electronics, with string quartet, violin, and bass koto. The liner notes give cool details on technique etc. Some tracks are eerie, some annoying, and some are beautifully weird drones. Lots of microtonal stuff. Good good good. Favs 1, 7, 8.

*1. Fantastically annoying. Squeaky balloon and tense violin, um, scratching together.
2. Slow Slow dive bomb sounds - sliding strings and a balloon deflating slowly. You can hear Dunaway blowing up the balloons at times.
3. High pitched dissonant frenetic strings with a balloon that's being rubbed by wet hands.
4. Scary freeway/train/race track sounds, to foot stomping, to low vibrating sounds with screechy microtonal violins.
5. Crackling, pounding, spluttering - dark - with electronics.
6. OK, there are balloons under the fricking koto strings - check out the picture in the booklet. Rhythmic balloon snapping & drumming, squeaking, with occasional straight koto sounds. Some 10 second near-silent parts.
*7. Starts very quiet. More electronic-sounding - almost sounds like sax skronking. The fullest-sounding track. A forest indeed - freaky.
*8. Playful track - vocal-sounding. Would go well next to Maja Ratkje or Fe-mail. pure craziness.

Track Listing
1. Etude No. 1 For Balloon And Violin   5. The Balloon Factory
2. For Balloon And String Quartet: Mvt. 1   6. For Bass Koto With Balloons
3. For Balloon And String Quartet: Mvt. 2   7. The Rubber Forest
4. For Balloon And String Quartet: Mvt. 3   8. Etude No. 2 For Balloon And Violin