Therefore is the duo of Michael Kaufmann and Wayne Feldman. They have spent the last two years building a brutal sound that nevertheless has a lot going on underneath the chaos. ?The Bomb Grant? is allegedly their farewell, and they go out the way they came in, with a blast. Noise and cello would seem to be an odd mix, with one hardly being able to defend itself against the other.
The two tracks, ?Texas Radio? and ?Plausible Binding?, are assemblages of sounds found on the duo?s hard drives while in the process of weeding out and ending the history of their collaboration. They subsequently sold all their equipment and remaining files after their last gig. Kaufmann and Feldman also worked together on art projects and guerilla raids on public places and institutions.
Their penchant for musical and visual risks shows on this collection of noise and environments is both in your face and reflective. Always good editors as well as daredevils, Therefore creates collages that include whatever is available, and make it whole. The sound and the process are massive, with just the right timing for meditative moments before the next assault. A great parting mix from a great band, who have generously not only left us this document, but some of their other sounds for anyone to use if they can find them. Start digging. 8/10 -- Mike Wood (18 September, 2006)