The Wire (10/99, pp.47-8) - "...Bohman's botched recordings...reveal a DIY Dadaist in the midst of suburban banality, relishing the surrealities of recipes for brain and sweetbreads, menus describing authentic borscht and signs on defunct shops..."
Photographer: Richard Crow.
As a member of British experimental group Morphogenesis, Adam Bohman was no stranger to wayward sound experiments when recording this solo CD. Favoring acoustic sounds over electronic, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments. The standout on this Paradigm CD is a cassette piece on which the artist made candid recordings of mundane experiences and conversations, using the stop-start technique to construct a collage of text and environmental sound. Simple but effective, the overall sprit is one of willful experimentation with minimal resources. Four studio improvisations close this collection with stunning interaction that puts it alongside the best of British avant-garde improv. ~ Skip Jansen