Wake Up Awesome

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Wake Up Awesome is the second volume of SSTUDIOS, a series of recordings that situates different experimental, avant-garde, and noise artists in new combinations of collaboration and spontaneous creativity. The album includes the trio of long-running Norwegian noise artist and Jazzkamer member Lasse Marhaug, experimental cellist Okkyung Lee, and New York-based sound collector C. Spencer Yeh, joining forces to create 15 tracks of collective improvisation and composed experimental sounds. The results of a fruitful 2012 studio session between the players were later meticulously edited and reassembled into Wake Up Awesome, resulting in a concise patchwork of Lee's organic but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Wake Up Awesome is the second volume of SSTUDIOS, a series of recordings that situates different experimental, avant-garde, and noise artists in new combinations of collaboration and spontaneous creativity. The album includes the trio of long-running Norwegian noise artist and Jazzkamer member Lasse Marhaug, experimental cellist Okkyung Lee, and New York-based sound collector C. Spencer Yeh, joining forces to create 15 tracks of collective improvisation and composed experimental sounds. The results of a fruitful 2012 studio session between the players were later meticulously edited and reassembled into Wake Up Awesome, resulting in a concise patchwork of Lee's organic but twisted cello squeals and webs of grizzly electronics, piecemeal percussion, and garbled vocalizations from Yeh and Marhaug. No piece outlives its welcome, with many tracks floating by at well under three minutes, and the album culminates in an abruptly ended stew of electronic drones, cut-up vocal samples, and churning hand drums on menacing closing track "Tonight We Sleep Like Empty Hard Drives."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Label: Software
  • UPC: 184923202120
  • Catalog Number: 320212
  • Sales rank: 69,047

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wake Up Awesome - C. Spencer Yeh (1:37)
  2. 2 Hairslide - C. Spencer Yeh (3:46)
  3. 3 The Mermen of Poetry - C. Spencer Yeh
  4. 4 Ophelia Gimme Shelter - C. Spencer Yeh (3:16)
  5. 5 The Mermaids of Extended Technique - C. Spencer Yeh (4:20)
  6. 6 Magic Seagull Lamp - C. Spencer Yeh (1:13)
  7. 7 Mission: Lazy - C. Spencer Yeh (2:32)
  8. 8 Mission: Nothing - C. Spencer Yeh (2:00)
  9. 9 Throw Down the Fishcake - C. Spencer Yeh (1:20)
  10. 10 Neutrons Whatever - C. Spencer Yeh (0:58)
  11. 11 Serious Cat's Milk - C. Spencer Yeh (4:19)
  12. 12 Anise Tongue and Durian Wet Dream - C. Spencer Yeh (1:52)
  13. 13 Mission: Possible - C. Spencer Yeh (2:12)
  14. 14 RSVP Skunk - C. Spencer Yeh (2:41)
  15. 15 Tonight We Sleep Like Empty Hard Drives - C. Spencer Yeh (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Okkyung Lee Primary Artist, Cello
Lasse Marhaug Percussion, Piano, Turntables, Vocals, electronics
C. Spencer Yeh Percussion, Piano, Violin, Vocals, electronics
Technical Credits
James Plotkin Mastering
C. Spencer Yeh Producer
Al Carlson Engineer
Daniel Lopatin Executive Producer
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