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Artist - Acoustic Masks (Felix Jay and Byron Wallen)


Acoustic Masks (Felix Jay and Byron Wallen)
Murliton Music [FMRCDE49-0698]

However diverse, all of the music is linked by the central motif of the acoustic mask, the disguised voice, so fundamental to the worlds transcendental musical traditions. Mirliton marimba, muted trumpet, marimba bottletops, ngoni hunters harp, amplified sitars, e-bowed guitar, even MIDI ‘a sort of alternative ‘spirit voice’ are used to great effect. The piano preparations nod towards both players’ developing involvement with the gamelan. This recording is the outcome of their joint trip to Java returning with serious collections of inspirational instruments.

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