This little 3? cdr by Swung offers five vignettes into a fascinating sound world. Recorded over a period of ten years, these subtle and sublime works function on a fragmentary dream-like level, taking the listener from place to place, experience to experience, in a manner that is almost abrupt, but manages to remain fluid.
Each track title, in the liner notes, is followed by the year it was recorded and what instruments were used in the making. The instrumental contributions of each composition contribute a tactile quality to the sounds. This holds especially true for the 2006 track ?shuf,? which employs a J. Busilacchio electric accordian [sic] organ that seems to have something interfering with its fan belt. The rattling and blowing of the fan become just as important to the composition as the sounds that are being created by pressing the keys on the organ. The inclusion of the date solidifies the composition during a defined timeframe, and manages to invoke the vague idea of this incident happening in a specific place. ?Mem? (2004) takes this idea further by including train or machine-like background noises.
While traveling through this seventeen-minute journey, one is able to lose themselves within these fragmentary spaces to such a degree that upon completion of the cycle; one feels the need to immediately return to discern whether these delicate works actually exist on the disc. The short length is somewhat disappointing, yet if this were a full-length recording one may find oneself completely and utterly overpowered or lost in these delicate spaces. 9/10 -- Cory Card (10 April, 2007)