Whirrings. Clicks. Clacks. Dings. Clings. And Thhudddps. So many sounds on Brian Green's Milltown of which all are manipulated & looped field recordings. The theater where the sounds were taken from is an old textile mill in South Carolina. Imagine the slow pull of a roller coaster, up & up & up but without the gut wrenching drop. It's the pull, the drag of the mill's sounds added & multiplied that's the ride taking you higher & higher through the clouds. You can feel it in your belly. It can be noisy & nauseating but all the while soothing & you can get into the trance of it if you allow yourself. When you think one sound has dissipated, it's back again. There is a rhythm. This is musical no doubt. Is there a math equation to this? I think only Brian Green knows.
This is a slow ride I continue to enjoy. And let's not forget the immaculate packaging - the tape comes inserted in what appears to be a handmade wooden box along with a risograph print. Damn fine product all around.