John Watermann — Testing the Jammer
(Raum 312 CD RAUM 01, 1995, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-01-26
Over his career John Waterman has released electro-acoustic music on a variety of labels. Testing the Jammer is his first release on Raum and it presents another chapter in John’s continued fascination with the malleability of the human voice. On this CD we have nine compositions totalling nearly one hour of music wherein John stretches, bends, chops, squeezes, or otherwise manipulates the human voice into an assortment of intellectual and sometimes disturbing sonic environments. In most cases both male and female voices are discernible, but the content of their speech is obscured with only an occasional recognizable word popping out of the mix. The variety of moods and sounds makes for a fun and evocative listening experience.
Related artist(s): John Watermann
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