Borful Tang / On The Back Of A Dying Beast
Album: On The Back Of A Dying Beast   Collection:General
Artist:Borful Tang   Added:May 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 10
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2007: On The Warpath
3. Jun 27, 2007: Brownian Motion
2. Jun 30, 2007: On The Warpath
The Tides Of Land
4. Jun 08, 2007: Memory Select
Wonder Inn

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-05-13
Local experimental solo’ist (member of Modular Set) weaves loops of samples, obscure recordings, found sounds and field recordings into a heavy mesh of interesting organic mulch. These two discs document an entire live performance on UC Davis’ KDVS. Impressive as fuck-all, just what you’d expect from this genius/weirdo.

FCC clean. My picks: many tracks are long, shorter ones are more “radio friendly”, try CD1-3, CD2-1, 4

1) old school moog tones, high frequencies modulated, with an organic soundbed approximating rain on wooden roof, shifts after ~5min to shimmering layers 2) sound of waves, treated electronic voice at start, synths enter, swelling to wall-of-noise feel, eventually quieting down
3) treated, looped, Art Blakey drum beats, mostly toms snare and high hat to start, a warm synth appears, recognizable sample looped, cool

1) slowed record, piano guitar, great effect, slow creepy
2) Old analog Moog bloops and blippy feel
3) classic looping electronic feel, really strange nicely stereo-imaged tones appear and swirl in and out becoming a cacophony, then the piece takes on a foghorn slow loop quality, ending with sampled Japanese folk (?)
4) excellent Moog composition, just beautiful tones, layers, grows heavy but eventually ends with the sounds of a Kodo

Track Listing
1. Juggernaut Soliloquoy   4. The Tides Of Land
2. Modesto   5. Electronic Interlude Vi
3. Wonder Inn   6. Oh Kap Soon
  7. Eli