Unknown Rockstar hooks up with the drone-like warmth of the precious two works, surprisingly hooking onto it so well that it feels as if these artists connected somehow, as if they are relatives, family or perhaps music making aliens that have come from a similar root. The work here ‘temporary accommodation’ is severely warm and beautiful, a place that might be temporarily but feels as if we could hang in there forever.
Unknown Rockstar on Dogpark's "displacement - belonging" compilation
As with Volume 1 of the Dada Songwriting project, Rejection dryrot ripple Gombage, each contributor created two mins of raw sound - a single track recorded live with no post-processing. After each set of four submissions arrived, they were blindly put together to create a track - as and when they arrived in Corporal Tofulung’s inbox.
Release of "Explorations of Space and Sound" by Unknown Tofu
The recordings were made in 2015 - 16 in Washington DC, Forth Worth and Auckland. You can feel the spaces of a three-story concrete stairwell, an echo chamber on a busy street, a concrete bunker room, and ‘Vortex’, Richard Serra’s 67 foot high weathering steel sculpture. You can hear the sounds of mixing bowls, water, tin cans, clapping, footsteps, dental impressions, dental floss, a partial denture, a hand-carved wooden knife, a metal water bottle, a screw driver, an umbrella, piano, chairs, a bird whistle, keys, a slide whistle, a glass sugar bowl, a recorder, tin whistles, traditional Korean bells, a whisk, & Doris (pvc pipe with elastic and bottle caps).
Unknown Tofu play Skronkdance #6 at ExFeb, 17th of February
Unknown Tofu will be performing a set of movement, sound, and improvisation with DK at Skronkdance.