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....which adequately encapsulates this non-musical concept nicely;but....I will expand.
If you listen to this collection of tape hiss for longer than ten seconds, then you are beyond pretentious,and beyond help......and probably Middle Class/bourgeois; hence the title of this exploration of 'nothingness', 'Epater les Bourgeois'. When translated into English it means "To impress the Middle Classes', which is the semi-serious 'joke' behind this release.
Recorded silence,or recorded ambience to be more accurate, has been done before,John Cage being foremost in my mind; but to me this represents a more meaningful portrayal of nothing,whilst at the same time asks questions about ourselves, ie...are we pretentious dick'eads?.
I am hoping this is what the New Blockaders were trying to put across?...... If not, then they too are pretentious dick'eads of the n'th degree,and deserve to be locked in a room with Dave Stewart,late of the Eurythmics, for ALLLLLL eternity!
As they said on their release with Organum:
"Nothing is now the conceptual opposite of what truly and authentically IS."
Amuse your friends ,if you have any, and download this piece of Nihilist Hiss-tory (geddit?) below.
DOWNLOAD AND IMPRESS YOUR MIDDLE CLASS FRIENDS HERE!