Robert Worby
Factitious Airs (Electronic Music)
Persistence Of Sound
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LP (ltd.)
Pantone colors artwork, heavy stock card, reverse board
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1Stumble Bum Junk Heap 5:50
2Cody's Receiver 4:42
3To Come Speedy Upon Them 5:01
4The Blind Momentum of Catastrophe 5:21
5TekTone1 5:21
6Drawing the Nerves 4:37
7Electronic Sound from Belarus 2:39
8Facticious Airs (Parts 1 & 2)7:44
9Night, Without Edges or Face 6:40
10Seaworn Gravity 4:15

This LP by Robert Worby (Langham Research Centre) focuses on recorded sound and structures made with recorded sound. How the original sound was produced and the objects used in the production of the sounds is of secondary interest. Tiny details in the sounds are important and what might appear to be insignificant, dull or uneventful is often salient. Acute, obsessive listening brings these elements to the fore. 

In the process of making these structures, meaning begins to emerge and unfold. This is always highly subjective, ambiguous and uncertain and might fleetingly resonate with many ideas, objects, narratives and situations that are not connected with sound.

Inspiration often comes from existing music but also from the entire history of ideas and, again, a tiny detail might produce a kind of creative resonance. Curiosity is predominant and drives forward the process of composition.

"Can a music made with the modern tools of digital music and contemporary production sound eerily as if created with the same equipment that Stockhausen, Henri and Berio all availed themselves of in the radio studios of the 50s and 60s – and yet sound bright and fresh to the ears of today's listeners? Robert Worby shows us how, with Factitious Airs." — Carl Stone