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Telescopes: Microscopes by Corwin Trails
む, or Mu, is a Japanese word that means nonbeing or nonexistence; (sic) indicates an error in a translated work, intentionally left uncorrected. This album, properly called Mu(sic), accurately refelcts this riddle of communication. I was heavily inspired by Carl Sagan's Golden Record, which was a sonic summation of life on planet earth. It was sent out to the stars in the Voyager spacecraft in the hopes that an alien intelligence might discover it and listen. I was fascinated by this idea, that sound itself, not language, can communicate concrete ideas, that recorded sound can be a symbol. This is
when I first discovered the musique concrete movement and also field recording, opening infinite doorways in my tiny little studio. The project soon became a bohemoth and spanned four years of obsessive experimentation. I finally edited down to exactly one hour, a time capsule of the strange trip it was to make this.
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