Moslang & Guhl (Voice Crack)
Voice Crack is a challenging listen, but an endlessly intriguing one. For nearly two decades, the Swiss duo of Norbert Möslang and Andy Guhl have been making ominous noise tapestries our of, well, junk -- "cracked everyday electronics," as they call it. Things they find in the garbage. Leftover building materials, shortwave radios on the fritz, broken calculators, whatever they can get their hands on. They transform these unwanted objects into functional electronic instruments and use them to create enigmatic sound collages. This, truly, is industrial music. The duo's first significant exploration into cracked everyday electronic sound improvisation was 1982's Knack On, recently re-released by Atavistic. Featured here is the first third of the 43-minute continuous piece. It's dark, violent, and strangely fascinating in its intuitive commentary about consumer waste and disposable culture.