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Tone Telegrams

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Channeling The Spirits Of Phil Spector & John Cage...Tone Telegrams Confound Genre.

*Amid complex percussive cadences and unique approaches to instrumental musicianship, themes are evoked by words captured from vinyl records.
*The concept of sound collage is stretched and orchestrated into unfamiliar audio environments.
*The whole can become addictive with repeated listenings.


Korg R3 Vocoder Synthesizer, Korg DS-8 Synthesizer, Reflector Stratocaster Electronic Guitar, Various Sound Effect Foot Pedals, Boss RC 20X Loop Station Loop Duplicator, Electronic Sound Generators (toys), Guitar Preparations (arrow heads, plectrums, various scrapers and plunkers, etc.), Ovation Acoustic Guitar, Voice, K-Mart Portable Phonograph, Several Phonograph Albums (both physically modified and unmodified), Ibanez DM 1000 Digital Delay, Shakers, Rattles, Maracas, Xylophones, Bells, Tambourines, Clickers, Ratchets, Talking Drum, Tongue Drum, Sport Drums, Mallets, Sticks, Tin Cans, Rain Gutter, Kitchen Sink, Orbitz, Turkey Call, Animal Horn, Tubes Of Gloom


January 23 - 24, 2017: Recorded extensive percussion/voice improvisations
March 4 - 15, 2017: Edited percussion/voice bits into several "building blocks" to serve as foundations on which to mold compositions
March 4 - 13, 2017: Edited phrases, sentences, and hand-manipulated segments from phonograph records
March 18, 2017: Recorded acoustic guitar improvisations
March 20, 2017: Recorded Korg DS-8 synthesizer improvisations
March 29, 2017: Received "Patternal Instinct" recording from I.V. Martinez
April 3-4, 2017: Recorded electronic guitar improvisations
April 5, 2017: Recorded Korg R3 vocoder/synthesizer improvisations
March 26 - April 18, 2017: Sculpted and refined five sound collages from recordings listed above

All performances, recordings, edits, manipulations, concepts, art, production
by Charles Rice Goff III

Track 2, "In Full Throated Ease," contains excerpts from "Patternal Instinct"
generously provided for collaboration by I.v. Martinez/experiMENTALien

No claims are made to materials extracted from phonograph records

This collection is a not-for-profit audio art exhibit

Track Listings:
    1 The Vertical Buttstroke
    2 In Full-Throated Ease
    3 The Phantoms Of A Thousand Hours
    4 The Latest Dream I Ever Dreamed
    5 The Tumult Of Thy Mighty Harmonies
Artist Name(s):
Charles Rice Goff III
Charles Rice Goff III
Release Year: 2017
Electroacoustic, Experimental, Jazz, Musique Concrète, Ritual, Soundtrack, Symphonic
Album Type:
Compact Disc, Digital / Download
Cover & Packge Design:
C. Goff III
Engineer(s): C. Goff III
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Taped Rugs Productions
Taped Rugs Productions, Archive.org
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This review of TONE TELEGRAMS was posted yesterday (May 19, 2017) directly on the post at archive.org.  The 5 star rating was that of Mr. Bliss -- I personally thought the stars were irrelevant, but the Encyclotronic web blog program thing does not allow reviews to be posted here without stars :

Reviewer: Gerbil Bliss  May 19, 2017
Subject: Totally coherent sonic aesthetics
The amount of care that goes into these recordings is phenomenal. Charles Rice Goff III rewards each increase in attentiveness with sonic treats. This is serious music with a lightness, a light heartedness, that is completely free of pretensions, yet rewards any amount of serious listening (think Pauline Oliveros, classical symphonic music, the most heartfelt jazz) with revelations. Thank you Mr. Goff!!!


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