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    (Vital Weekly) Bokor is Zac Keiller, the label boss, who teams up with the somewhat well-known Pablo Reche for a collaborative piece. This was the result of sending back and forth sound material for a couple of months. This probably added to the density of the recordings, as things are pretty layered around here. Hard to tell what the sound input is, but my best guess is some analogue synths feeding through a bunch of computer plug-ins. The result is a richly layered tapestry of ambient industrial darkness, one of the better kinds in its sort.

    (Cyclic Defrost) Graduating from a series of three-inch singles, the majority of which celebrated the beauty of drone music, Melbourne’s Dreamland Recordings have teamed up label honcho Bokor (aka Zac Keiller) with Argentinean sound artist Pablo Reche. Not surprisingly it’s a drone-based work with subtle and evocative progressions and implementations of new sounds. Dialogue begins peaceful enough, a thin distant drone; flecks of fluttering static and a repetitive almost percussive skip. Within a couple of minutes however things become somewhat more dense and sinister with a deep metallic hum introduced and some industrial sounding whooshes of what may be compressed air. Over the course of the single half an hour plus cut, the ground shifts repeatedly as the duo, possibly communicating and responding to each other remove and reorder sounds in quite rapid succession before decreasing in volume and density, taking things down a notch and giving the piece a few minutes to breath. Dialogue’s strength is it’s unpredictability, in that it twists and turns through multiple techniques, through a dark minimal ambient drone territory and a busy semi industrial landscape, where it seems to build then unexpectedly subside, creating a vast and compelling world where you can never be sure what’s around the next corner.

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released September 1, 2003



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