Pond is the first collaboration between David Lee Myers and legendary electronic music pioneer Tod Dockstader. Created almost exclusively from processed frog and toad sounds, these atmospheres range from dark moody ambiences to metallic sprongs careening between your ears. An amphibian/electronic tour de force, and the first new large scale Dockstader project to be released in 37 years!
"Hit play on this one and prepare to immerse yourself in a supernatural universe. The electronic sound sculptures on Pond bear some resemblance to the real world events, insofar as you can discern insects, birds, and frogs popping in and out of the steaming mist, but for the most part this self-described 'organized sound' collection is abstract, ethereal, and, well, extreme.... The idea of using electronics to bring new life to ambient sound is clever if not brand new, and Pond is full of elements that are simultaneously familiar and alien. Once you've come to terms with the circular aspect of the concept—life enters machine and exits alive—you can spend hours with this recording and still be surprised by it. Headphones are recommended if you want to really get wet." –Nils Jacobsen, allaboutjazz.com