DWS166: Memory Metal – 2

Memory Metal is the amplified metal & tape loop project of duo Cody Brant & Shane McDonell (Portland, Oregon USA). Using DIY contact mics attached to scrap metal, household kitchenware and a variety of metallic odds-and-ends, the pair create percussive, noise-laden improvisations tempered by repetitive loop and drone from pre-recorded tapes. Capitalizing on the inflexibility of non-traditional objects-turned-instruments as well as
the static nature of pre-recorded sound, the duo create tension-laced audio performances that are heightened by their own obstinacy. Their recordings serve as documentation of such ephemeral, instantaneous compositions.