F/the hum, jangle, & drone of Dublab`s Matthew David vs the 3AM wind tunnel jams of Ron Stivers` Dank Chamber project. Both focus on tape manipulation, field recordings, drones & loops, but take them in wildly different directions. LTD handmade cassettes.
A selection of pieces by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch ensemble MAE. Some of the works were especially written for the ensemble in the last few years, and have never been recorded before, namely the title work 'Tap Dancing In The Sand' featuring Ashley's voice and 'Hidden Similarities'. Other works presented on the CD are 'Outcome Inevitable', 'In Memoriam Esteban Gomez' and 'She Was A Visitor'.
A collaborative project by Joe Gilmore and Alex Peverett is a selection of compositions focusing on a subtle, delicate use of acoustic & synthetic sound in both abstract & linear form. Acoustic events flutter about the stereo field in spiral patterns.
DC delivers late-night scrape & drone jams evoking trains, travel, & isolation. Jubilee Singers are gospel, folk, noise beat urchins w/sparse, processed living room jams build to full blown peaking on acid at sunrise at Joshua Tree moments. LTD cassette.
Using text from newspaper articles and radio broadcasts by one journalist, spoken word artist Anne James Chaton chooses a portrait out of his series of 100, and sets it to music. "Le Journaliste" combines voice recordings with multilayered soundscapes by guitarist Andy Moor.
"Moor has a beautiful sound and his playing is very to the point. He paints fantastic abstract musical textures that go very well together with the voicework by Chaton. In a piece like "Frequencies" with extreme manipulations, it becomes hard to distinguish who is doing what. A very satisfying work of conceptual art." (Vital Weekly)
Cerberic Doxology CD/DVD dualdisc where Melvins, Snakepit, Earth, Thrones, Sunn, High on Fire, & Harvey Milk bassist teams up w/prolific sound artist for 25 min vocal chant evocation including CD audio, DVD audio, + DVD audio w/full length video.
Recorded in a bunker on New Zealandﾒs North Island. Attracted by the echoing quality of sounds in the bunkerﾒs cave-like confines. It is a virtual extra instrument, & cavernous echo enrobes these fractured drones in a unifying thread.
2nd duo-CD of drummer Han Bennink & guitar-player Terrie Ex contains nine improvisations, The pieces are wild & sweet, manic & relaxed, sonic & swinging, obnoxious & together. It`s about 2 friends, who don`t make it too easy on each other.