Friday, January 27, 2012

Shingles / Spectrum Tickets Split c38 (tranquility tapes)

"This split collects new directions from two guys who are certainly no strangers to frying brains with sound. Jesse DeRosa (Grasshopper) starts with a little late night music. Armed with little more than his Electronic Valve Instrument, DeRosa layers absolutely gorgeous melodies that swell and move together in dramatic, sweeping fashion. Themes of isolation and mystery run deep through these tracks, yet there is plenty warmth to be found within. Mike Haley (Wether) soundtracks the awakening of sentient cyborgs on the flip side. Haley develops an atmosphere that is colder and bleaker than DeRosa’s, but certainly no less engrossing. Synthesized patterns and drum machine rhythms stay locked into one another, plowing forth toward a new technological dawn. Pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle. Edition of 100." - label description

to procure: Tranquility Tapes

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Picks

Am i the only one that waits for the year to be over before tallying up bests?

SHOW/FEST: Voice of the Valley Noise Rally
LIVE SET OF 2011 (tie): Telecult Powers reunion @ DBA, Richard Lainhart @ Silent Barn

TAPE: Night Burger "What Happens Next" (deception island)
CD: don't think i bought any of these
LP: Nate Young "Stay Asleep (Regression Vol. 2)" (nna tapes)
REISSUE: Jürgen Müller "Science of the Sea" (digitalis)
SONG (jam of the year): Son of Salami's "Pretty Girls is a Motherfucker" from "A Study in Eraser Headless Tape Recording” (feeding tube records)
BAND: Everything coming from the Hooker Vision family-tree (Quiet Evenings, Nova Scotian Arms and MSOTT)
TAPE LABEL: Tranquility Tapes
VINYL LABEL: Spectrum Spools

BUD: Jack Herer
GEAR MANUFACTURER (tie): Ciat Lonbarde / Bugbrand Modular
VINYL SCORE: O.G. copy of Madcap Laughs for $20 in Philly
PIZZERIA: Vinnie's Greenpoint
SLICE: Carmine's Original Grandma Slice