yann leguay - quasi stack crack propagation (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013-10-10T05:51:06Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* Brussels based sound artist Yann Leguay is a true media saboteur. His flagrant disregard for the accepted norms of audio behaviour appropriates industrial machinery for the playback of musical media: using an angle grinder to perform the live destruction of a microphone or to playback a CD at dizzying speed. His release activity is equally deviant, releasing a 7" single without a central hole and a record composed from recordings of vinyl being scratched by scalpel. His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label which overlays several grooves onto a single record, causing randomised playback. His Consumer Waste CD presents a catalogue of audio media. Amplifying and recording CD players, tape recorders and DAT machines with a wide range of pickups, Leguay finds uncompromising electro-mechanical music in the playback functions of these devices. This stark machine-vision magnifiers the vibrations of spinning discs and electro-magnetic activity, the incidental music produced within the machines which usually reproduce it. The CD is accompanied by a 16 page booklet presenting a visual dissection of the same machines which were used in the recording of the album.