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CD Feature/ Pimmon: "Secret Sleeping Birds"

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If you want to listen to this work of Paul Gough, who hails from Sydney, Australia, and is better known as pimmon, do what I did: Dim the lights, have a cup of tea and lay down. Close your eyes and let this musical creation transport you in a world of association and reflection. Nature came up to my mind first, transported by the sounds of buzzing insects, running water and uncountable voices I had heard before, somewhere, somehow, long ago - buried by the countless echoes of a modern world. But, while listening, pimmons’ music makes you rediscover those sounds and impressions, digging them up from piles of life’s sonar trash, which has filled your mind and brain by living poorly and being subjected to our noisy world.

That was quite a remarkable event for me. Sometimes, I had to test my memory on this trip to my own undiscovered - and all of a sudden rediscovered - sounds of both long ago and yesterday. Then, thinking about the title ‘secret sleeping birds’ I recognized pimmons possible directions. In their world of sounds and emotions, birds are merely a part of their very own environment, unable to actively influence it. That is more true for sleeping birds than anything else. It all comes down to being a subject in a merry-go-round world, which is not influenced one bit by one’s presence. Thus sleeping is so true.

What insight impresses me the most is that pimmon did something very important for me with this outstanding work: He bridged the almost unbridgeable distance between modern life of man to the entombed roots of nature, those very roots we all come from. And he accomplishes this by using the unfortunately too often neglected musical expression of experimental music. As far as I am concerned, “Secret sleeping birds” is a well rounded, amazing and masterful piece of musical sound experience.

By Fred Wheeler

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