Grain Lopps LP
Room 40 ED23 / AUS / 2014
Rhythm is at the core of who we are. Second to second, day to day, year to year, our lives are a series of spiralling orbits governed by time. Time between heartbeats, between breathes, between meals, between visits with family, the list of cyclical activity goes on and on. It’s as though our lives are merely expanding and contracting cycles, loops that extend onward until sharply cut by the edit of mortality. It’s here, in these ideas of time, motion and joyful repetition that Australian composer Austin Buckett hatched Grain Loops. Inspired in part by an introduction to the German word rauschen from editing the work of his past-mentor, Peter Ablinger, Buckett’s Grain Loops borrows from techno and hip hop methodologies. The sound pieces offering themselves both as discrete sound experiences and as ‘tools’.