there and back again

chris cutler and various artists

rer megacorp

2007 CD


"A companion to 'Twice around the Earth, 'There and Back Again' uses 44 environmental recordings to explore - amongst other things - the way memory works, and how the experience of passing time is constructed. Mainly it's just meant to be good to listen to: surprising, serendipitous, mundane - but alien, the commonplace transfigured - an agglomeration of inadvertent sounds made haphazardly by the world and some of its inhabitants that were never meant to survive, and certainly not to be listened to repeatedly. And yet - they seem to add up. I listened to this many times and it keeps changing, though it can't. I don't understand it, but I like it. As a whole it's very different from 'Twice', though both share some locations (taken at different points) making reading across the two CDs another dimension of listening."


Features environmental recordings by Marcelo Radulovich, Kato Hideki and Dan Silverstein, Stevan Tickmayer, Will Menter, Martyn Singleton, chris Ctuler, Michael Maksymenko, Haco and Christopher, Jon Rose, Tony Durant, Bill Harkelroad, Phillip Mar, Nicholas Collins, Warren Burt, Thomas Dimuzio, Daniel Van beers, Annie Gosfield, Steve MacLean, Maggi Payne, Floris Van Manen, Junay Onoda, Bret Hart, Andrea Hageluken, E.M. Thomas, Jim Pugliese, Raynald Glandien, Andrea Rocca, Gino Robari, David Lee Myers, Jim Denley, Chris Delaurenti, Brian Labcyz, Daniel Van Beers, Adam Overton, Amy Denio, Nicholas Frances Chase, Gary Butler, Ana Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu, Otomo Yoshihide, Warric Winney.