Terrible At Small Talk – The Abandoned Express Doubts
Title: Terrible At Small Talk – The Abandoned Express Doubts
Date: May 2019
Format: Audio CD; Streaming Audio
Description: I mixed cello, piano, guitar, guzheng, analog synths, and discovered sounds to create a composition based on the idea that peace and chaos can exist in harmony.
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Bandcamp link: terribleatsmalltalk.bandcamp.com
CD Baby link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/terribleatsmalltalk
Blurb: I mixed cello, piano, guitar, guzheng, analog synths, and discovered sounds to create a composition based on the idea that peace and chaos can exist in harmony.
Terrible At Small Talk is the most recent moniker evolved from Fertanish. The new name reflects an evolution to free experimental music, absent of vocals and blessed with a disintegration of common musical structure. Terrible At Small Talk’s first release, The Abandoned Express Doubts, is initially a composition of chaos that accepts peaceful interludes. As it continues, contentment becomes the focus while chaos is welcomed as a supportive friend to maintain balance. There are no simple descriptions of this music; it will never be praised in casual conversation. For you, I have composed an offering of contentment in music and noise.
Composition for WTW8800YW0 is included as an EP in the 2-disc set of Abandoned. Recorded in 2018, WTW8800YW0 audibly documents a repair job of replacing a bearing rod in an washing machine. When I took on a labor-intensive effort, I decided to record every noise I made for eventual use in this song. This was remarkably peaceful, knowing that every harsh sound would eventually be turned into something wonderful.