Small Cruel Party - Ceremonies of Memory I & II ( 7" Fylkingen records)
Key Ransone's work as Small Cruel Party has been focused on the ability to highlight what's already around us. Natural sounds, small sounds, and occasionally more volumous sounds.
Recorded 1996 by a ravine in Ransone's hometown of Seattle near Jim Woodring's house, the lower natural sounds exist alongside higher tones. There is no result, no movement forward, no progression. That has never been Ransone's interest. Instead is a recording of what he became aware of at that spot, at that time. What results is a fine recording of a moment now gone.
The front and back pictures are of an almost Touch-like water.
He's now given up working with music. HM