Lee Gamble/Yutaka Makino
Cassette (E111)

The shapes of classical geometry are lines and planes,
circles and spheres, triangles and cones. They inspire
a powerful philosophy of Platonic harmony... But clouds
are not spheres.... Mountains are not cones. Lightning
does not travel in straight lines. The new geometry
models a universe that is rough, not rounded, scabrous,
not smooth. It is the geometry of the pitted, pocked,
and broken up, the twisted, tangled, and intertwined....
The pits and tangles are more than blemishes distorting
the classical shapes of Euclidean geometry. They are
often the keys to the essence of the thing. — J. Gleick,
Chaos (1988)


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19 single-channel audio works


See also
Lee Gamble (E77)
Lee Gamble (E36)


Edition of 80 copies (out of print)


Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland, March 2010
Photograph by Terje Sørgjerd


[Gamble’s] emphasis is on choppy, granular frequency
storms, subjected to ongoing and sudden change, the
rhythm of the sound incidents from time to time threat-
ening to cohere into discernible patterns. It’s not all
volatility, though — CDGA002.2 (iteration edit) studiously
tweaks jittery rhythmic pulses. Yutaka Makino operates
in a similar area but uses different structures, cramming
19 tracks into 15 minutes. The three longer tracks are
more or less stable, modulating gritty click-tones and
fuzzy tonal masses. The bulk of the remainder clock
in under 30 seconds and dabble in a range of approaches:
pitch-twisting and shredding, noise barrages and tonal
oscillations, among others.

Nick Cain in The Wire