Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wizard Amps - "Ice Guitar"

Wizard Amps was/is a recluse of a project, syrupped out "porch drone" with Josh of Grasshopper on keys and guitar duties covered by myself and Andy of Slasher Risk infamy. Little proof of existence still stands, aside from a single late night at Moultrie hastily recorded to a walkman during the Grasshopper/Slasher Risk era of occupation.

A super blink-and-you-missed-it edition of cassettes exists of the session, featuring a double A-side of the chart-topping "Ice Guitar". Long gone, copies were given away during the Grasshopper/OPPONENTS 2010 CHTTD tour. Nab the digital d/l for your iWalkman at the Free Music Archive.

Some sweet words from Nick (Cave Bears / Feeding Tube Records) at Cassette Gods:
"Great drone from the Grasshopper dudes, Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod, plus Slasher Risk shredder Andy Borsz playing what I believe to be heavily processed guitars and keys. They told me this was a "blues" tape, but aside from a moment or two that recalls a half second of a guitar lick on cough syrup, I fail to see the connection. That being said, this is the best "blues" tape I've heard in awhile. If you've ever found it hard to write about drone music then you'll understand why I ain't exactly putting out the adjectives. But trust, this is good."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tranquility Tapes Preview

Art for forthcoming split with Mike Haley's Spectrum Tickets project on Tranquility Tapes. Caroline did an amazing job, as always.

Here's a sneak peak sample: