TOD DOCKSTADER / DAVID LEE MYERS - Bijou
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Sound artist Tod Dockstader has attempted audio movies before. His last outing - 2004's "Pond" [a duo with David Lee Myers] was a success in its all-encompassing reality. Both artists put us front and centre in the middle of a dark, brooding and mysterious pond, while frogs, crickets and other creatures made spooky sounds. This time around, both Tod and David travel to a dark and equally mysterious world of the southern bijou. You'll swear you can hear the alligators swimming by as the sounds of water, frogs are prominently featured. What's more, electroacoustic elements creep in as strange squeaky noises fall in and out of our range of hearing, sampled voices, screams, helicopters flying overhead and gun shots. It's all fair game in this imaginary soundtrack. I can't recall anyone else in recent history that was so proficient at creating a world that is as unique as it is bizarre. A word of advice. Many of these sounds are truly spooky, so with Halloween coming up, you'll want to blast this at top volumes to scare the swarms of trick-or-treaters in front of your house. On the other hand, "Bijou" is equally great listened to on headphones. As you put them on, lie down, take a pill and trade your world for this one.

- Tom Sekowski


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