Crank Start is part of an ongoing concern wih the influence of rcording technology on acoustically produced music. In this case the source of inspiration was the 78 r.p.m. gramophone: its surface scratching, proneness to get stuck and wind down prematurely, its mechanical noises, and in particular the sound of its rotations.
Stroh violin on Crank Start excerpts
(from CD Portrait in Shellac)