Mixed from prepared tapes in 1997, man-hours was essentially a rumination on work and play, free time and controlled time, conceived rather joyfully during a period of employment frustration.
Made up of two pieces, filling the two sides of the original tape release, one side mixed tapes of musical sketches / band jams into a blurry, bubbling sound concoction... like wandering through a maze of underground tunnels trying to find music that's playing somewhere, fruitlessly following the echoes.
The second side was a site location recording of a quiet area of a production facility, modulated into a 25 minute long, warm, industrial drone.
Not meant to be overscrutinized, man-hours should be used as an ambient recording, as Brian Eno defined it. Sound to fill a space, it could be listened to, or ignored. It should be played at low volumes, and allowed to seep uneasily into the room.
This release of experimental ambient is now available as a FREE DOWNLOAD.
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(.zip file, includes 320VBR mp3s & cover art, 104.3MB)
For a closely related release, also free to download, check out the Long Defeat. For more ambient downloads, may I recommend Drone Forest?