The Knotted Constellation
The Knotted Constellation’s cover image by Frederik De Wilde
The Knotted Constellation is a cinematic sound narrative that moves the listener through a series of auditory fields. Each field is separated with ‘digital black’ thereby framing or bracketing the ‘rotted coordinates’ – each one a point on a decayed map of a dystopian sound-scape.This release is an admixture of field recordings from around the world, surreal collage techniques and synthetic sounds derived from digital audio tools. ‘The Knotted Constellation’ allows listeners to lose themselves in the territory and not merely the map of their darkest imagination.
Kim Cascone has a long history involving electronic music. In the 1980’s, after moving to San Francisco and gaining experience as an audio technician, Cascone worked with David Lynch as Assistant Music Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart.Cascone left the film industry in 1991 to concentrate on Silent Records, a label that he founded in 1986, transforming it into the U.S.’s premier electronic music label.
Cascone is the founder of the microsound list which focuses on issues concerning post-digital music and laptop performance. His writing has been published in Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Artbyte, Contemporary Music Review, Soundcultures, Parachute Journal, Junk Jet and Geometer.