My album was reviewed by the Italian site New Noise!

TERENCE HANNUM: TAPE GUIDE
8.5” x 11” / 24 pages
Edition of 50 
Black and White Xerox
2014

TAPE GUIDE is composed of spread from my reference materials culled from various ads for blank tapes from Sony, Denon, TDK and more next to 1-cent tape clubs from mid-1980s heavy metal magazines. Images are doubled, reflected and repeated, while other ads are left as is in their spread.

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Installation of some of my work on the left back wall from No Dead Artists at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA
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Installation of some of my work on the left back wall from No Dead Artists at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA

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TERENCE HANNUM

Specular

Cassette Tape and Leader Tape on Panel

12” x 36”

2014

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Terence Hannum, member of Locrian and a visual artist in his own right, certainly does take the negative path on Via NegativaUtech Records calls ambient “the music of subtraction.” Hannum takes the ambient genre and makes his own eerie reduction of it. On “If You Only Knew What Darkness I Am Plunged Into,” the drums are reduced to throbbing bass pulses and the electric organ rings in to existence, caustically sustaining its one-note drone. The organ is then joined by other notes on its apparatus. As it envelops the already cold atmosphere Hannum has created, it freezes the other elements in to a form of suspended animation. It’s almost as if Hannum has turned the flowing river of time in to a pool of molasses. He plunges you in to his own darkness and you can’t help but succumb to the trance. Via Negativa would amply fit among the best horror movie soundtracks, if Hannum felt like loaning this out to one. Listen to Via Negativa below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

TERENCE HANNUM

"Impendance V" / Magnetic Cassette Tape Coating and Leader Tape on Panel / 24" x 36" / 2014

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I MADE THIS HANDMADE ON OF A KIND BOOK WITH CASSETTE INSERTS.

Hannum’s influences shine through clearly on Via Negativa, a throwback album that manages to not at all bask in self-importance or pretense.  Locrian have not hit that Spinal Tap-esque misdirection that often precedes a release of this nature, nor do I think things will take that turn for the trio.  Instead, it is strong work that does what a good solo album should, namely showcase the individual’s contributions to a band, and take that in directions that may not fit in the main project.

TERENCE HANNUM
"Ordinate" / Magnetic cassette tape coating on panel / 20" x 20" / 2014
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TERENCE HANNUM

"Ordinate" / Magnetic cassette tape coating on panel / 20" x 20" / 2014

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