(New Album Review) Sound Awakener- Episode

Sound Awakener (musician and sound artist Nhung Nguyen) released Episode, an intriguing collection of harsh noise culled from recordings made between 2013 and 2015, midway through May. Of particular interest to me is the rippling, explosive attack of the title track, though Nguyen may be more curious about listeners’ reactions to the defeaning, barely-fluctuating “Stones Turn to Ash”. This return to the harsh noise roots of the Sound Awakener project shows Nguyen’s unflagging dedication to making music and sound art that cannot be intellectualized over, but rather, intuitively felt…

 

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