this is a guy to watch out for, after a friend directed us to his music we were immediately hooked, the schonberg reference was just icing on the cake. pierrot lunaire is making some of the most well articulated and elastic music in the u.s. underground right now. heavy sax chops shuffled in with found sound collage, ghostly vocal incantations, cheap keyboard acrobatics and a really proficient and expertly executed sense of digital editing.
with previous tapes on hooker vision and fadeaway, 'exercise in futility' is his strongest and most personal statement yet. two side long cuts that really showcase a deep sense of pacing, dynamics and overall musicianship. highly original and masterfully crafted, you wont hear anything like this all year.
- ricardo donoso
released October 21, 2011
by Semata Productions
art by charles free and pierrot lunaire