ACHIM WOLLSCHEID & BERNHARD SCHREINER: Calibrated Contingency CD Baskaru
‘Calibrated Contingency’ contains one long 47 minute seamless live recording of two relatively unknown experimental ‘artists’. I did exhale a sigh of despair upon this realisation, as usually these ‘experiments’ as I like to call them rarely fail to produce anything of worth.
Machines whir, grinding out a distorted static whilst winds bellow; electronics stutter and interrupt the silence. Drones and chimes, ambient rumblings, radio frequencies and noise all permeate through the speakers in a nonsensical fashion with neither form or fashion.
Once again, as with many releases of this ilk, this is lost as a release; and I am sure, makes more sense in a live environment with a visual accompaniment. Even to an avid noise fan such as myself there is little on this album that justifies a label in spending hard earned money on production, or indeed you the listener slogging your guts out for 40 hours a week, to waste it on this.