Dust CD (2002)
Three years after Quake, Chris Cutler and Thomas Di Muzio came back with a second serving of confusing electrified percussion and sampling. If anything, this album goes even further in blurring distinctions between the two protagonists' contributions, between acoustic and electronic, between real-time performance and post-production. Dust consists of two highly demanding 20-minute pieces that have been over-subdivided in pure Cutler fashion. "Requiem" is pure live action from a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, late 2000. Di Muzio uses samples of an elemental/drone nature (wind, growling tectonic sounds), plus he samples and processes the sounds produced ...