the black transparency II

by Jeff Gburek



Originally released on my Orphan Sounds label. Electric guitar, looped mixing board, analog processing. Recorded direct to digital disc in one session in New Mexico, 2002.

About this idea: “Marked sound”–to challenge the transparency of digital recording and interrogate its internal structures & create sounds that would not exist without the medium itself pushed into/against the digital grain: with analog, real-time tools, chase the level of distortion signals into self-cancellation and crackling “silences”, hydraulic, gushing and soaring white noise, explosions of color, tubes of rushing air, valves, very physical, at times sounding like the work of a horn or an journey through the intestines of a particle accelerator.

The original art work consisted of hand-lettered ink and two ribbons of black electrical tape affixed to the cover.


released December 31, 2003



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Jeff Gburek Projects Poland

guitarist, composer, improvisor, sound artist, prepared guitar, unprepared guitars, stones, found objects, phonography, electronics, digital manipulation.studied Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, developed as a percussionist studied the theories of Partch and Xenakis while working in the dance/theater/butoh project Djalma Primordial Science.STEIM residency and Darmstadt summer. ... more

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