Nowhere is this more apparent than when they set aside traditional instruments - those devices so loaded with personal and public histories--and explore the alchemy of materials intended for other purposes. They may pound, poke, pluck, stroke, scrape, caress, rub, fling, twirl, bounce, bang, knead, crumple, shake, stir or provoke in any imaginable manner. Whether an oil drum, a shelving rack, a cow stanchion or a scrap of plastic, the individual parts matter only a little; the focus is on the symphony of voices that appear to self assemble as if an invisible hand were at work.
It grows out of accepting and valuing surprise and mystery. It's all about allowing and letting go; surrendering to the moment. We become space itself." --Christopher Brown
We get carried away. We are literally transported to this indescribable place." --James Day
Turbulent Flesh is the eleventh album released by Random Touch, and the only one released on vinyl or free of conventional instruments. The recordings were made at Scott Hamill's Wayside barn in 2007 and 2008 using a Tascam DA-P1 digital audio recorder and Shure SM81 condenser microphones. The recordings were mixed and mastered at Studio Roadnoise using Pro Tools HD. No dubs, edits or studio chicanery were utilized in the mixing. You simply hear the sound of Random Touch and their environment, complete with road noise, frogs, birds and insects. A total of three hundred virgin vinyl albums were manufactured. Turbulent Flesh is available beginning April 25, 2009, at ccnow.com and the band's official website.