Sometimes the extra songs and sounds that were never placed within an album become like stray cats. They wander through the mind, making alliances and connections only when they need to before moving on. But they also stake out territories within place and time: The fact that they were never domesticated within the constructs of an album make them feral. For instance, lost sonic moments may unexpectedly appear in your memory to scratch and disrupt your everyday life. They might even appear in your dreams like haunted, rabid paranoias. Luckily with the digital era, we can recycle these fading sounds as if we made them yesterday. Because a stray cat can sometimes be a rescued best friend.

recycle bin

Sometimes the extra songs and sounds that were never placed within an album become like stray cats. They wander through the mind, making alliances and connections only when they need to before moving on. But they also stake out territories within place and time: The fact that they were never domesticated within the constructs of an album make them feral. For instance, lost sonic moments may unexpectedly appear in your memory to scratch and disrupt your everyday life. They might even appear in your dreams like haunted, rabid paranoias. Luckily with the digital era, we can recycle these fading sounds as if we made them yesterday. Because a stray cat can sometimes be a rescued best friend.

Reaching back to 1986, these specific songs and out-takes play a pivotal role as transition points. Ranging in style from ambient poetry readings (shadow men, 1986), to instrumental semi-live jams, they are never perfect products, but works in progress that deserve a second or third glance before being tossed back in the bin…

 

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