In the niche world of "experimental" electronic music, the superfluity of mediocre material is undeniable, and the chances that the genre is altogether a misnomer are great as well. Though "Exposition" displays classic musique concrète characteristics, the cyclical, revised treatments of E.A.R. (aka Sonic Boom) immediately cancel any notion of experimentation in its pure form. This is atmospheric music with a flair for protracted iterations, and the comparisons to myriad glitch and ambient works are too numerous to mention. Subsequently, there's no sense of singularity here. That said, the circular composition and anemic themes work well at inducing hazy, déjà-vu sensations via the insouciant, elastic meter. But in the end that strength may also be its weakness. Resplendent yet prosaic, the uninspired treatments languish in their own dreamy dust without providing any crucial tension to tease the listener along.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.