Former Dream Syndicate drummer + active member of LAFMS, Doo-Dooettes, Human Hands reissue of his 1977 LTD 200 cassette made entirely w/phonograph + records utilizing skipping & pitch changes for most of the effects.
Trayer explores an organic and humanistic approach to electronic music with particular emphasis placed on melody and harmony. While most electronic music falls nicely into one easy to categorize genre One Over Zero dodges conventional name tags. A mixed bag of electronic, ambient, IDM, experimental, musique concrte, are all touched upon but the sound of Trayer is uniquely his own. There is no shortage of creativity as each song stands on its own as a distinctive statement. A strong debut recording that will bring about many repeated listens.
Created by 2 of Los Angeles Free Music Society`s key members: Dr. Id & Ju Suk Reet Meate of Smegma fame. Originally released in 1977 as hand made cassette. Zappaesque freak outs, teeth rattling tape loop drones; psychedelic kiddy record cut ups. LTD 500.
New Zealanders start w/an unidentifiable creak, akin to frogs in a pond and/or a new form of analog malfunction, & morphs through a murky, resonant guitar dirge, almost like a Destroy all Monsters cover of Merzbow`s Frog. HYPER LTD pressing.
Veers from tinnitus-inciting sine scrawls to guttural noise sludge, conjuring up feelings of radio transmissions, field recordings, 80`s industrialism, concrete, etc. The lighter` moments sound like a Wolf Eyes/American Tapes thing. C60 tape LTD 50.
The EX/Kletka Red/Dog Faced Hermans sonic guitarist & electronic guru team up to produce a dark, textural sound with extremes in dynamics. Barely audible blips & squeaks to massive walls of joyful noise often backed by bizarre rhythmic patterns.