That album, using only an electric guitar and some effects processors, was a departure far from the glitchy laptop permutations and re combinations his earlier work wrapped itself in. On AntithesisWhitman goes a step further into the murkiness of his restless creative muse. There are multiple instruments on all of them; Whitman played them all. On "Obelisk For Kurt Schwitters " analog tape, guitars, shards of found-object percussion, and viola are concentrated into a stunningly beautiful and pristine soundscape.
I really like it. But there are only so many ways to describe experimental music when you're just a fan, not someone who's spent years studying this kind of music. Plus, you still have to make it a good read, something people who overanalyze experimental music seem to forget.
So reviews of this kind Keith fullerton whitman antithesis music usually fall into two categories: So I'm hoping to avoid those pitfalls and just talk about the damn music. Which goes right out the window as soon as I look at the song titles.
I'm sure as hell not typing those out again, so just scroll down a bit a look at them. How can I just talk about the music, when Mr. Whitman has made it painfully obvious that Multiples is just as much about the process as it is about the product?
I still don't think Whitman is as academic as his song titles and detailed explanations of how everything was recorded lead on though. I think he just really digs the process.
I was a little disappointed when I first put this album on. The first song starts off good, with some processed hi-hat drones. But the second song really had me worried; it's full of random sweeps and bleeps that by the end of the song are kind of annoying. The fourth track also falls victim to a bunch of random squelches and bips; something that's interesting the first time, but really doesn't need to be listened to again.
Though, to its credit, the song almost saves itself with a pulsating rhythm that appears half-way through.
But the last four songs, which consist of the bulk of the album Track 5 is a piece for "Yamaha Disklavier prototype, electric guitar, and computer" that wouldn't sound out of place as the soundtrack to sweeping shots of a Blade Runner-esqe future cityscape.
Drums make their first appearance on the sixth track, creating a pounding tom rhythm amid the organ drones that swirl and sparkle around it. In the first part the acoustic guitar, music box, and oscillator all merge together in Whitman's wonderful ether to create a droning soundscape that engulfs the listener.
The second part is all bleeps and bloops the good kind this time for the first half, and then slowly transforms into another magnificent ambient drone for the second half. I realize that I probably fell victim to one or both of the pitfalls of writing about experimental music that I talked about earlier.
The point is, despite Multiples' weak start, Whitman has succeeded again in creating another fantastic record that people are probably going to spend way too much time analyzing than enjoying. Stereo Music for Hi-Hat 2.About Keith Fullerton Whitman Keith Fullerton Whitman started his path through music at an early age (9) by intentionally ‘versioning’ Commodore Vic20 .
Keith Fullerton Whitman is an American electronic musician who has recorded albums influenced by many genres, including ambient music, drone, electronic, drill and bass, musique concrète and krautrock. May 08, · Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination.
Listen to official albums & more. Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer/performer obsessed with electronic music; from its mid-century origins in Europe through its contemporary worldwide incarnation as "digital music.".
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A self-described electronic music obsessive, Keith Fullerton Whitman's sprawling output encompasses a considerable variety of (essentially non-dance-oriented) electronic forms and sounds, with releases ranging from meticulously constructed ambient minimalism to frenetic drill'n'bass (the primary. Check out Antithesis by Keith Fullerton Whitman on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on timberdesignmag.com Many became acquainted with Keith Fullerton Whitman's -- aka Hrvåtski's -- electronics-generated side on 's timberdesignmag.com album, using only an electric guitar and some effects processors, was a departure far from the glitchy laptop permutations and (re)combinations his earlier work wrapped itself in.