»It’s a work for solo amplified cello and distortion pedal, written for Bang On A Can All Stars member Maya Beiser. This recording is of her playing it, taken from the 1995 BOACAS album named after this piece.
It turns out that fx and the powerfully emotive cello are a natural pairing. Industry rises in tension to an almost unbearable level, whereupon rhythmic pustules of noise burst from the music, abrasive as a rusty cheesegrater and awkwardly mechanical. To hear the cello tear away from them at Industry’s conclusion is a sickening relief.
Dramatic as fuck.«