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John Wall

John Wall “weaves an unprecedented fabric of sound that effectively lays bare the essence of recomposition previously only hinted at by the likes of Oval, John Oswald, Albert Ayler, Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Stockhausen (from ‘Gersang der Juenglinge’ through ‘hymnen’), and even Stock, Hausen and Walkman. Wall invites comparison with David Shea as a composer who works by sampling direct from other musical sources, however, whereas Shea makes a point of dramatising the cultural associations of his samples into collaged cinematic narratives, Wall takes a completely opposite turn, using digital technology to homogenise sonic textures from many sources into a coherent aesthetic. The result is a stunningly complex mix.”–Kenneth Goldsmith