A third time isn't necessarily a charm as I encounter another work from Random Touch. The trio of avant garde improvisational sounds, better cacophonous chaos rather than music, return with Reverberating Apparatus. Complete with enigmatic references to philosopher and rogue scientist Walter Russell and the cryptic string theory, Random Touch once more finds Scott Hamill, James Day, and Christopher Brown conjuring up sounds in the studio with keen motivation for an indefinable purpose.
Reverberating Apparatus sounds at once like the soundtrack for a 50's sci-fi B-movie wrapped in similitudes of rock/jazz fusion performed by musicians on a Woodstock acid trip. Once more guitars are indistinguishable, but drums recognizable; however, unlike last years Away from the Heard, you may recognize keyboards here and there. Most times the squirrelly chirps and squeals sound like a theremin on crack. Nevertheless, and strangely enough, the two pieces Benevolent Outcomes and Fred Astaire-ing offer peculiar interest and cause temple-scratching wonder. Though, I'm not quite sure why. But inevitability with Random Touch it does not matter why, or wherefore, or simply for what reason they or their music develops ex nihilo and exists. Conversely, shall we propose something else: ex nihilo nihil fit.
Random Touch's Reverberating Apparatus: an adventure hardly for the most feeble-minded of musical Philistines.
Random Touch's Reverberating Apparatus sounds at once like the soundtrack for a 50's sci-fi B-movie wrapped in similitudes of rock/jazz fusion performed by musicians on a Woodstock acid trip.
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