Dave Phillips, IIIII

IIIII starts off with a silent track of four seconds, continues with a seven and a half minute track of an unprocessed thunder shower, and goes into another track of four silent seconds. This review is not going to be a track by track account of IIIII. There are 99 tracks, after all, some only a few seconds long, some silent. 99 tracks might make you think that the music is restless and jerky. Well, sometimes it is, but the music doesn’t always start and stop at track breaks. That is, not all lines or gestures or motifs or whatever start and stop at track breaks. Some do.

The music is terrifically loud, sometimes. The music is almost so soft as to be inaudible, sometimes. The music is wonderfully harsh and delicate and beautifully recorded, always. One thing is true about the 99 tracks: IIIII is as various as that many tracks would lead you to believe.

The clip is tracks 10-14 and the first several seconds of track 15. Enjoy!

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