More fresh blood from Milwaukee. Eli Smith has been absolutely tearing up Milwaukee's experimental music underground lately. Recent sets have involved processed acoustic guitar that gets completely mangled and rearranged in Pure Data, pushing a level of technological wizardry that is more than supported by the sonic explorations forwarded by the local guitarist (one who appears in a number of groups including Cairns, Honeymooners, and more). Generation / Moon Inside captures Smith at this moment, distilling the gestures into one holistic and expanding work that demands multiple listens.
released June 18, 2019
These pieces emerged out of a sampler / effects processor that I made in pure data, and both of these recordings are continuous takes without post-production. At the outset of both pieces, I record a guitar figure that I subsequently manipulate and transmute using the pure data patch. I assembled this patch and these pieces/recordings from June to October of 2018.