Wether - House Worms C17 (La Cohu)
two soaked synth workouts. released as part of la cohu's spring 2014 batch.
Zaïmph & Yek Koo – L’interieur De La Vue C30 (Obsolete Units)
"A studious and strange meeting of two renowned minds of experimental sound, L’interieur De La Vue is a thrillingly unforeseen detour into minimalistic spontaneity from acclaimed and prolific NYC musician Marcia Bassett (Zaimph, Double Leopards, Hototogisu, GHQ) and celebrated Los Angeles cacophonous-psych-explorer Helga Fassonaki (Yek Koo, Metal Rouge). Unlike the constant ethereal burn on Bassett’s guitar/synth drone works or Fassonaki’s overpowering and staggering reinvention of otherworldly experimental rock, the two performances here present a startlingly spacious platform for more patient, contemplative restraints. Bassett’s electronics ebb into harmonious intertwinement with Fassonaki’s deconstructed trumpet inspection, the flow of both these paradoxically serene and scraping tonalities finding a sturdy synergistic ground. Those immersed in the works of Idea Fire Company, Greg Kelley, and AMM should take notice. Edition of 100."
Vales 'Galapaghost' C50 (2:00 AM)
"Exotic modular synth explorations for your late night island experience. Ditch the Corona and chug the psychoactive slime."
Shingles 'God First Planted A Garden' C28 (2:00 AM)
"Jesse DeRosa (also of Grasshopper) is a talented mofo. The shit the dude has sitting on his computer unreleased because he thinks it isn't good enough would put my best of days to shame. That being said, this tape is my favorite thing he has ever done. God First Planted A Garden is a soundtrack for a non-existent film that adapts the story from the o.g. Mary Shelley Frankenstein novel. Made with EVI, an MS-10, Electric Bass, and a typewriter, DeRosa hones his most focused and complete work to date. In the wrong hands the premise would induce some major eye rolling. But the hands were right."
Mister Matthews '10 Cuba Libres' C30 (905 Tapes)
A luscious gush of electricity. Sagacity of sound poured from circuits drenched in blood, sweat, and tears. This will kick the fucking Christ out of you. Edition of 75 copies. Pro-dubbed.
Jerry Paper 'Feels Emotions' LP (Patient Sounds)
"Debut vinyl LP from Earth's own and only 11th dimension pop artist, Jerry Paper (host body: Lucas Nathan). 12 interdimensional crooners for dancing sensually. Synthesizer communication hybrid. What does it mean to be a person living with technology? How confused can you be before you get randy and write a jingle? Who's Randy? I'm Jerry, Right?" Edition of 300 copies
Ryan Emmett 'Portrait Of A Dog' CS (Orange Milk)
"The distant shores of thought trickle into the frozen pull of sound. As iced waves sculpture the water line, Ryan Emmett shatters their thickness and finds the intricacies of time hidden below. Deep archeology pursues as the Portrait of a Dog is dug out between crevasses of time and reality. Cracks in the carving monuments vision through sound. Perceiving the beyond is merely a play button away. Find yourself lost in Ryan Emmett’s Portrait of a Dog, for the bark is roughly the bite." - Clifford Morrissey
Wes Tirey 'Home Recordings' CS (Orange Milk)
"And sometimes when someone comes along, they change your laugh entirely. As one would become more familiar with a sound of what they found breathable before, this sort of smile bares more body. And sometimes when another feels a song, a big pair of shoes are in need of being filled. While others seek out the innocents of crayons and colors, a hollowed vibration materializes within the real and twang and grace. And sometimes when Wes bounds in strong, rejoicing in directions other than the similar flays mystery. Pretending in being is as one does through earnest humanity and tireless practice. Finite solutions are of the Tirey. They are meant to be felt. Sound not only fills a room, but can become the tangible. And Wes Tirey begs listeners to reach out and meld with Home Recordings." - Clifford Morrissey
Genetics And Windsurfing 'Audio Stream Continuum' CS (Orange Milk)
"Bows were meant to be broken. DNA was made to make up. Audio Stream Continuum is complete antithesis. There’s no need for explanation. Demystifying the secret is entirely up to you: the observer. To reel Geneticists and Windsurfing - together as one, one as a combination - is too real. Silence becomes surrounded by touches of golden lingering flurries. Stress is one thing, but to melt it with a Audio Stream Continuum is pure treasure. Sound mongrels delight! The ecstasy of Geneticists and Windsurfing is all about making splashes. Will you ride those choppy waters?" - Clifford Morrissey
Headboggle / Collin McKelvey split C60 (905 Tapes)
30 minutes each of squishy synth work from Headboggle & Collin McKelvey. Hboggle offers up six monsters, a mixture of live sets, sessions at colleges, and jams with buds. Shannon Kerrigan, John Elliott, and Jeff Hatfield all showing their mugs. McKelvey burns through one half hour of every changing textured layers. Pro dubbed, edition of 100. Comes with download code. Click here to stream/purchase digital.
Andrew Kirschner 'Patient' C31 (905 Tapes)
Ohio dirt devil AK drags electronics through the mud creating crude, blistered soundscapes. Totally clear shells with imprinting on the B side, covered with labels, visiable through the cassette. Pro dubbed, edition of 50. Comes with download code. Click here to stream/purchase digital.
Roped Off 'Roped Off Lifts The Invisble Tile' C22 (Tranquility)
"From their respective solo work as Vales/Sound Out Light and Wether/Spectrum Tickets to their beloved podcast Tabs Out, Delaware's Dave Doyen and Mike Haley are veritable kings (or perhaps court jesters?) in the realm of experimental cassette culture. Collaborating as Roped Off, they combine their powers through synthesis for intense and riveting results. Roped Off Lifts the Invisible Tile finds the duo in finer form than ever, carefully layering modular synths and keyboards with a distinct focus on texture and minimalist technique. Almost immediately, you're hit with a deluge of dripping, trickling sounds as ominous drones and bleak, Carpenter-esque melodies gradually creep into the mix. At just over 20 minutes, it's like a quick dip into a pool of primordial ooze, but one that's so satisfying you'll want to catch your breath and dive back in as soon as possible. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle." - label description
Aaron Dilloway 'Corpse On Horseback' LP (Ergot)
First vinyl issue of 2003 Hanson Records cassette. 500 copies on gold vinyl. 8-TRACK LOOPS, JUNK METAL.
"If you are someone who does not like noise, you are not going to like this" —Bryan Jones, Stylus Magazine
"Corpse on Horseback is by far my favorite. Totally crude, minimally composed loops. Nothing 'flashy' like his newer stuff that i am not so into" —DREAMER, Pure Stench Forums
KILT 'Culos Asados' C44 (Obsolete Units)
KILT is the evolving noise hellion of dissonance masterminds Raven Chacon and Bob Bellerue, dual forces operating from Albuquerque, NM and Brooklyn, NY respectively. The Culos Asados cassette showcases two remarkable live performances which were dispatched within days of one another back in 2010 via Bellerue’s current turf.
Metalux 'Paw The Elated Ruin' C36 (Obsolete Units)
Operating under the guidance of the singular creativeness of esteemed avant-navigators MV Carbon and Jenny Graf Sheppard, Metalux are undoubtedly responsible for some of the most distinctly unusual and enthralling preternatural experimental music of the past decade. Ever since banding together in the late 90′s, the duo’s numerous recorded and live works have rendered a suitable explanation of all the encompasses their vanguard productions almost unfeasible; the at-once disjointedly colliding yet ingeniously intersecting torrents of homemade electronics, tape delay, blaring riffs relayed via both guitar and synth, and subsonic rhythms are all masterfully rendered into a peculiarly riveting design which only Carbon and Sheppard seem to hold the secret to.
Parashi 'The Book Of Nothing' C40 (Cave)
Cracked electronics arc across spools of tangled tape creating recordings that are both unsettling and arresting…an exciting new chapter in this ever expanding project. Edition of 50.
No Mind Meditation / Red Electric Rainbow split C14 (Goldtimers)
No Mind Meditation: Unreleased primordial low tide ooze experience from No Mind Meditation. Slow murky ocean expressions. Red Electric Rainbow: Unreleased crystal clean Red Electric Rainbow static comedown. Our mellow minded brother in sleep mode. C14, pro duplicated and on shell printing cassette tapes. Double sided 4"x14" fold out J-Card. Ltd 50 copies.
Homeowner 'Themes From 172' C36 (Orange Milk)
"Homeowner is the project of Joe Bastardo, also of Bastian Void, Gay Shapes, and the Moss Archive label. His newest album, Themes from 172, finds a halfway point between seemingly aleatoric computer squawks and more compositional frameworks. It reminds me of early experiments in electronic music; very exploratory, sometimes clinical or 'theoretical' sounding -- as if an intricate computer code was behind it all -- but also paradoxically carefree and fun. Maybe it's Joe's perfectionist nature meeting the intrinsic chaos in non-traditional music that creates such a wonderful clash of sensibilities. Whatever the case, we are happy to present this album to you." -label description
Aaron Dilloway & Tom Smith "Allein Zu Zweit" C48 (Fragment Factory)
"A documentation of a most memorable event, held at FSK Hamburg in summer of 2012. 2 full sets, approximately 20 minutes each. At first Dilloway solo, followed by a remarkable super duet with Smith, who appeared out of the blue that night, suddenly finding himself on the non existent stage next to Dillo! Ohio based Aaron Dilloway runs the influential Hanson label since 1994 and was a member of Wolf Eyes when they blew up the noise scene in the late 90's/early 2000's. He's been part of a vast number of projects and collaborations ever since, The Nevari Butchers, Spine Scavenger, The Beast People or Violent Ramp, just to name a few. US refugee Tom Smith has been a core member of the notoriuos To Live And Shave In L.A., played with Pussy Galore in the 80's and has been a part of Ohne alongside of Reto Mäder, Dave Phillips and Daniel Löwenbrück. His ongoing collaborations with Kevin Drumm are semi-legendary, to say the least. Smith is currently living in Hannover, Germany." - label description
Adderall Canyonly 'From Below We Reach Above' C28 (Tranquility)
"The mind behind the Field Hymns label and Tiny Little Hammers design, Portland's Dylan McConnell releases psychedelic soundscapes under the name Adderall Canyonly. From Below We Reach Above finds McConnell straddling a wondrous line between musical beauty and hazy abstraction. Combining synth and guitar in almost equal measures, each track soars and shimmers in its own distinct way, occasionally veering into darker territory or combining with elements of noise to keep you on your toes and help you fully drift away." - label description