- Caged Light
Tactile is experimental ambient project conceived and headed by the owner of
Sentrax Records. Each of the five tracks present on the album are vocal and
beatless. Instead each track ebbs and flows with a consistent pattern of long
loops and sequences. Occasionally a vibrant array of feedback or acoustic
sample will wane and ebb into the mix only to disappear as quickly as it
arrived. The unnerving thing about each track is the uncanny resemblance to the
periodic sounds that a common household appliance might make. Whither that is
the sound of the furnace blower activating to heat the room, the refrigerator
compressor pumping cool water into the coils, or the clicking of the oven as it
warms up, each track seems to derived from a similar source. So as I listen to
this album I feel as if I am dwelling in someone's home, as I slowly grow
accustomed to the particular atmospheric sounds in that specific physical
location. In essence it seems as if Tactile has composed a personal "Inscape"
for the interior of any enclosed room or building.
Tactile is: John Everall, Teresa Mills & Dael Walker
65 Reade St.
New York, NY 10007