Label: Elevator Bath
Format: Minimax CD
**Minimax CD in full-color digipak. Edition of 200.** Exploded View is a stand-alone piece exploring the intricacies of manipulated micro-samples by two veterans in the art of sound collage. Colin Andrew Sheffield & James Eck Rippie work with turntables and samplers (both vintage and modern) in their ongoing experiments with the re-contextualization of found sounds. "Exploded View" showcases the duo's focus on fragments of audio - the shards of samples broken apart and re-shuffled, like the cut-up words and letters of concrete poetry. The new forms which emerge from these re-joined particles may be both jarring and confounding. But the delicate details found at every turn of this circuitous path are gratifyingly immersive.
Exploded View is presented as a minimax CD in a full-color digipak with sumptuous original artwork by Bea Kwan Lim gracing every surface. From its evolving exterior, through the coursing interior, to the tumultuous core, the stunning and richly detailed visual aspects perfectly complement the audio's winding wanderlust.