Escape Mechanism: Box of Blue Paper Clips
A 6-song tape of music of a style called "found sound collage." This uses audio snippets from movies and TV etc., and edits, manipulates and mixes them to build melodies and percussion (the whole piece, really) out of these alone. Having reviewed something like this before, I was wary, but after hearing it, pleasantly surprised. This is imaginative, a bit sarcastic, quite funny at times, and rather pleasant to listen to. I've always thought this sort of stuff stretches that "fair use" thing to the limit, however. That is, it seems real easy to perpetuate a copyright violation doing this if you're not very careful. If you like "arty" sounding stuff, this is definitely worth a listen.
- Conrad Teves