special offer "Under a plethora of names Pat Maherr has hand-crafted some of the most beguiling sounds we've heard in the last few years - chopped and screwed hip hop as DJ Yo-Yo Dieting, lo-fi noise as Sisprum Vish, sample-heavy musique concrete as Moms Who Chop and cask-strength industrial ambience under the Indignant Senility moniker. 'Plays Wagner' appeared as a very limited cassette on Maherr's own label last year, but as soon as it landed at the Type offices we knew it needed to reach more ears. Using a handful of dusty Wagner pieces (no doubt scored from one of Portland, Oregon's many thrift stores), he has stretched and distorted the hallowed tones into something indescribably dark and beautiful. Like David Lynch's peerless Eraserhead soundtrack before it, this is music that sounds as if you are being dragged through rusted pipes and hearing the distant swell of broken gramophones playing in unison. Maherr has created music that is at all times exquisite but deeply disturbing. Like Leyland Kirby or even William Basinski, there is a sense of harmony, nostalgia and restraint in the layers of hiss, grit and noise." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2010| TYPE | 9.90

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