Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Influence of AMM

AMM: The Inexhaustible Document Exhibition (Huddersfield Contemporay Music Festival)
Yet, it's perhaps only now, in a 21st-century, post-noise milieu, that AMM's earliest statements can be properly understood. Their eternal drones, peppered with dense, abstract sonic events and liberated from conventional virtuosity, have become a lingua franca, heard for the last decade or so at countless DIY shows in nameless dungeon basements from Brighton to Brooklyn, while the syntax of space and duration they pioneered has continued to inspire subsequent generations of improvisors. (Daniel Spicer, Wire review of AMMMusic, 2016-04)

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