Red Shift

by White Out

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Debut CD by the NYC trio of Lin Culbertson, David Nuss and Tom Surgal. Nuss is a percussionist with the No Neck Blues band (and other Sound@One associations) and Surgal is well known for his performances with the Blue Humans and as a partner in the Thurston Moore duo project (as documented on releases on the Corpus Hermeticum, Victo and Intakt labels). White Out's instrumentation includes analog synthesizer, detuned autoharp, flute, trap drums, treated voice and miscellaneous percussion. Their music has improvisational elements but is also deeply rooted in cosmic floatation. It's can be noisy at times, but is purely informed of organic potentialities and never abrasive. There are more ethereal passages which bring to mind gentle freak-out records from the 70s and show evidence of serious driftage. Lin Culbertson's keyboard sound is the defining voice in the group, along with her very occasional space whisper -- echoing space-rock organ-like permutations, electronic-netherworld bleepage and other forms of weirdness. Nuss and Surgal integrate a fascinating wall of percussive collage all around -- and the end result is a perfect mesh of psychedelic cloud waves and electronic crystallization. Sits quite nicely outside the fence surrounding the genres of freeform, electronica, improv and AMMusic in a world of it's own.


released February 10, 1998

Recorded live in New York City December 1996 by Brent McLachlan.

Art by Chance Stainback and Lin Culbertson

Special thanks Simon Bodger, T. Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Wharton Tiers, No Neck Blues Band



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White Out’s core nucleus of Lin Culbertson and Tom Surgal employ a unique array of instruments including: analog synthesizers, electric autoharp, flute, drums, springs, Cambodian shells, temple blocks, chains, metal scraps, gongs, bells, whistles, etc. These exotic instruments work together to forge a singular mysterious sound; an electro-acoustic music which can seem as ancient as it is modern. ... more

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