Ezekiel Honig Live in Minneapolis MCOSMDIG001
Release date: September 25, 2006
A suitable companion to the Scattered Practices album, this set was recorded live in April of 2006, at a
Microphono event in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ezekiel Honig presents an evolving movement through his approach
to both techno and the live setting. Bringing the tempo up a notch from the majority of his studio material, yet still
slowed down compared to truly dance oriented music, Honig manages to hold a balance between keeping the party
going and warming the corners of the space with his signature sound; abstractions of the 4/4 thump, rippling with
found sound clumps and shimmerings of melodic under/over tones.
As evidenced here, Honig pieces together live sets from various loops and bits of songs, both released and unreleased,
in an improvised fashion, with on the fly arrangements, editing and effects. Rather then simply replaying recorded work
he chooses to use the live opportunity to create something new, traces of songs bobbing in and out of the layers of
rhythmic exchanges, shifts of melody and bristling texture. Not unlike a DJ set solely utilizing tiny pieces of his own
music, the flexibility allows combinations and chance events to integrate and become their own hints of ideas, often
coming back and influencing future recorded material.