Haze. Dust. Flash. Shale. It makes you think of the Big Bang – the beginning of everything. Amid Zero Echo is an apt soundtrack for the genesis of our world. Dimuzio’s heavy guitar drones continually loop and saturate the air of the vantablack cave he’s trekking in to. Amid Zero Echo feels like the split-second before you see a bomb go off. It feels like Dimuzio took every adjective you could think of in relation to the apocalypse, war, the cosmos, the ocean and caverns and compressed it in to what you see here – kind of like what Eno did with the Windows 95 start up sound. It feels like you’re about to be put through one of the most perilous struggles of your entire life due to the almost oppressive grandeur of Amid Zero Echo. Definitely give this a chance if you’re a fan of the likes of Stars of the Lid, Tim Hecker, Windy & Carl, The Azusa Plane, etc. Check out a preview of Amid Zero Echo via the SoundCloud stream below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

 

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Thomas Dimuzio's Amid Zero Echo marks the new release from this US underground legend from San Francisco, whose massive hypnotic soundscapes already released in the 90's were much ahead of the time!

Four new transcendental drone masterworks abstracted from electric guitar bristle with life through the dense, rich and detailed sonic expanse of Dimuzio's glorious sound world. Vibrating wires of the electric guitar inform a digital musique concrete modus operandi replete with unheard studio techniques which form a music with a strong organic core. These four drones open wide rooms for phantastic aural imaginations: like flying over endless grounds of unknown origin, sensing a heavy suction of extreme gravity, moving towards a black hole center... or driving into a totally dark mining tunnel with all the metallic ore and dust around.... These are drones that LIVE from the inside!

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music forms a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” [Peter Marsh, BBC]

Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and looping techniques, Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various releases include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers, synthesizers and even normal instruments such as guitar, clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio's eclecticism bespeaks a career equally informed by a profound dedication to his craft and collaborations with friends, artists and technologists alike.
Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Anla Courtis, Due Process, Fred Frith, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland.

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