The term xenography is apparently verbalisation in a language unknown to the speaker, and this album from New York’s David Lee Myers certainly operates in musical languages that stray a long way from the normal path. From the bubbly rising steam of opening track ‘Xenography I’ through to ‘Xenography V’, which is not unlike the cataclysmic sound of glaciers collapsing into the sea, it makes extensive use of feedback and hyper-processing techniques to create an ocean of pulses and searing notes. A pretty challenging listen, but one that mainly rewards the effort. BW

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