KK Null and David Brown, Terminal Hz

terminal hz coverFans of KK Null and David Brown (who together are Terminal Hz) probably already have this CD. If you don’t, you should get it right away. (If you’re not a fan of KK Null or David Brown, you should get this right away, so that you can become one, too.)

Terminal Hz is five tracks of guitar and electronics. Each track follows the same basic trajectory, electronics-guitar-electronics, but the variety beyond that basic form is incredible.  Variety of sounds, to be sure, but also variety of shape. Each track (but the first of course) is a variant of the preceding, with music that’s high, hard, and bright in one track becoming low and thumping in the next, low and smooth in the next, and so on. The guitar sounds are various as well, like a shaken box of dice in one track and like a rattling bunch of keys in the next, though there the contrast between guitar and electronics is more to the point than the variety of sounds (and electronic manipulations).

The whole CD is pretty short, but Null and Brown pack so much interesting stuff into its 30+ minutes, that I can’t imagine anyone feeling cheated. Ground Fault CDs are also pretty inexpensive, so the minutes are never really an issue. Aside from that, the quality of Ground Fault CDs (musical and sonic) is so uniformly high, you will always be happy, I assure you.

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