On The Turntable: Annea Lockwood's Tiger Balm July 26 2017
Annea Lockwood is an iconoclastic composer, active since the late '60s. She works with tape, field recordings, electro-acoustics, smashed glass and other non-conventional instruments in her intermedia pieces that can extend into performance art, installation, dance and sound poetry.
Originally created in 1970, Tiger Balm is a seminal work in Lockwood's oeuvre. Drawing from choice sound sources, this piece preternaturally aligns itself to slow, circular rhythms and textures. Purring cats, gongs, a woman's breath and distant airplane roars make for a mesmerizing (and occasionally harrowing) listen.
Black Truffle presents this archival release along with two previously unreleased recordings.