“Oralizations” is vocal sound artist Paul Dutton’s second collected album of sound poetry, released in 2005 through Ambiances Magnetiques. Combining works identifies as being along the “speech” and “music” continuum, “Oralizations” is a fascinating catalog of Dutton’s unique vision.
With the exception of one piece, “Wolf Chant,” Dutton utilizes only voice, with the occasional overdubbing of additional self-made vocal sounds. The album covers a lot of ground, too– Beat word-worship of the highest order on “Kit Talk,” faux pormanteau in “Mercure,” glottal grumbles and Tuvan whistle on “Sonorality,” and what sounds like meth-induced chatter with “Time.”
Dutton is obviously the sort of guy who’d agree with me that words like “goulash,” and “finagle” are great– and who might even have a recording of them stashed away somewhere. His enthusiasm for what he is doing is infectious, though it may not inspire me to follow him into what is surely a spit-soaked endeavor.