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Digital download, 2020, available from https://chriscundy.bandcamp.com/album/crude-attempt

Chris Cundy's Crude Attempt is a collection of four tracks, constructed in his home studio in Gloucestershire, England. This work's instrumental range consists of bass clarinet, a Korg MS20 synthesizer, Watkins Copicat tape echo, and amplified flutes—shaping a musical relationship between the bass clarinet and a sound world stemming from electronic instruments. Using this sonic palette, Cundy creates delicate and subtle timbral combinations. His studio environment, as well as the social restrictions due to Covid lockdown in England, greatly influenced Cundy's recent thinking. As such, it is this social scenario that led to a heightened sense of place, compared with his previous work. This awareness enabled Cundy...

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