Delight at the End of the Tunnel
Electro-acoustic Theater of the Ear
AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe David Slusser's work history ranges from collaborations with John Zorn to music editing for Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, and co-composing with David Lynch. Delight... demonstrates why -- Slusser has a sense of cinematic composition and sound collage that is simply amazing. "Kubrick" is a wide-screen tone-poem that (like all of Slusser's work) goes beyond any sense of "experimentalism" into something concrete and fully realized, while "Dragon" accompanies the sound of the Chinese language with cymbals, bells, and bowed metallic objects to create sounds that capture the entire image and sense of the dragon in eastern mythology. Other tracks assemble resonances and decays of piano tones into concrete compositions that are as beautiful as they are simply fascinating. An excellent collection that makes your average "experimentalist" seem completely misguided.