SIGNAL TO NOISE (WINTER 2008)

Osone truck in more site-specific realities (than Mou, Lips! "Untree" reviewed in the same article). The CD itself anoints Passerelle as “a recorded walk through a sound installation.” Removed from whatever context that might have been focuses outsiders on the inherent fundamentals, a series of abstract, horizontally shifting, sometimes coarse, sometimes raspy drones folding large swathes of Rothko space. A trio that includes experimentalist Yannick Dauby in its ranks, Osone bring substantial weight and measure to a minimalist clutch of sonic sculpture whose occasional bursts of factory noise imagines Alvin Lucier’s long thin wires grinding away in a city of industry. Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers.

(Darren Bergstein)