박승준, 최준용 - Driller

1. 너의 눈에 드릴 [sample]
너의 심장에 드릴
3. 너의 목구멍에 드릴 (with 곡)
4. 너의 브레인에 드릴

박다함의 라이너노트 포함

running time: 54:00

박승준, 최준용: 스피커 콘
녹음 : 닻 올림

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테이블 위에 두 개의 스피터가 서로 가까이 놓여있고 그 사이에 녹음용 마이크가 놓여있다. 주위의 공기를 타고 들려오는 소리가 아닌 스피커막이 움직이는 순간 발생하는 공기의 압력이 얼굴과 손에서 느껴졌다. 입력되는 소리는 그냥 스피커를 진동하게 하는 연료와도 같았다. 스피커는 받아들이는 소리에 비해 용량이 작아 소리의 디테일을 살리지 못하고 뭉툭하게 만들었다. 마치 두꺼운 막이 쓰여있는 것처럼. 우리의 고막도 분명히 그런 역할을 하고 있다고 생각했다. – 최준용

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[review by Brian Olewnick]
Primitive sound, a phrase used in Park Daham's liner notes. In a way, I guess. Though that applies more to the nature of the sounds themselves here than how they're arrayed, which seems anything but primitive. The pair uses speaker cones, subjecting them to abuse and over-decibalage, resulting in a quality well beyond graininess and into visible bumpiness. I imagine quite visible, were you to watch the cones themselves, the sounds produced ranging from the drills of the disc's title to unmuffled motorcycle engines, idling turbines, egg beaters, etc. I find myself going back and forth between listening to the results as noise and trying to integrate them into some kind of "musical" conception. I'm not at all sure attempting the latter makes sense, but there are several occasions when things gel into something cohesive and strong in a "traditional" manner. As a found object, I think it would work superbly. I.e., were one walking through some industrial site and heard exactly these sounds, pausing to listen. As a performance CD, I have mixed feelings though at the end of the day, after six or so listens, the positive prevails.

[review on Vital Weekly by Frans de Waard]
Korea's finest, I'd say, in the field of improvisation is what comes from the Balloon & Needle label. The first CD here, 'Driller' (named after 'Thriller' no doubt - there is humor too), is by Choi Joonyeng and Park Seungjun who both play speaker cones. They started playing those in 2007 in a short concert situation, which wasn't very good, but afterwards they decided to explore the idea further. They feed feedback through their speakers and hold these say the table and that makes a vibrating sound. Sometimes they fiddle around with the cone itself. The speakers are cheap computer speakers and from a guitar speaker. Quite a noisy affair these four pieces, but also highly conceptual, which I guess makes it all the same more interesting. Its a pity you can't actually see how these sounds are produced, which I guess would be even more interesting. But in these minimal pieces with small but definite changes there is something very captivating. Highly obscured noise with an occasional driving rhythm.