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Conure - Stream

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It is difficult for a listener to step away from the narrative concept behind Conure's previous CD ("The Generation of Our Grandfathers" - Edgetone Records) and just immerse oneself in the sounds. With his new work, Mark Wilson decided to utilize non-musical themes in a different manner in order to allow that immersion. Themes run throughout the five tracks of "Stream", but this time, the themes were used primarily as building blocks rather than as the focus of the CD.
His new creation is rawer than previous works while still retaining the compositional strengths of "The Generation of Our Grandfathers" and "49 Minutes (Until Release)" (Crunch Pod). The music, constructed primarily from field recordings and other mic'ed sound processed through effects pedals, is probably the closest that Conure has come to reproducing the sound of his live performances in the studio environment.

Conure – laptop and other assorted lo-fi equipment and sound sources

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"...transmitting an energizing type of raucous hypnosis, with harmonic halos all around; degenerate yet sublime recurrences that slowly but surely transcend the limit of structure, disseminating cathartic miasmas..." - Touching Extremes

"...it’s an amassment of angry dissatisfaction with what happens around, camouflaged in a kind of racket that sounds good enough to sustain the weight of more than a few listens...if Merzbow has reached a cult status, why not Conure?" - Massimo Ricci, Temporary Fault

"Chaos reigns and nothing is stable. So many diverse elements compete with each other for supremacy that it hurts; really hurts. This is noise that only real noise enthusiasts can appreciate. No placid dark ambient stuff here. Violent, brutal and intense. Like durian fruit, a strong cigar, or a raw habanero pepper, you really have to have the taste for this kind of stuff to appreciate it fully. For me, it’s a mood thing, but I know good ambient noise from bad ambient noise, and this is some of the best I’ve heard in a long time." - Steve Mecca, Chain D.L.K.

"Conure is a many armed beast in this genre...at times it's electro then the next moment its dark and beat driven...Stream is his strongest work to date. Power electronic fan's this is essential listening."
- Absolute Zero Media

"A lush and intriguing release by Conure...Growling and boiling. If it were a color, it’d be blood purple. Sometimes chaotic mayhem, sometimes broken video game sounding. All tracks seque together, but each track takes on it’s own sound. A beautiful and unique noise release." - Cinder, KFJC 89.7 FM

"From the off this is an organically noisy and sometimes necessarily messy gritty animal that is as filthy as it is precise....Just when it all starts crashing, at the point where even I start to teeter off attention wise Mark Wilson grabs my ears with ‘Sycan’ which throws in a warm ambient tone which fills out the blistering just where it’s needed the most, at it’s make or break stage where you just might have had enough." - Tony Young, They Fell

"The sounds used here - coming mainly from field recordings (blasts of air, grinding, growling, and so on), but also from synth pads - are of course pretty harsh, though the atmospheres they generate are mesmerizing in a way, closer to the ambient noise genre than to harsh noise."
- Olivier Noel, Connexion Bizarre