Christian Science Minotaur
The sounds of weighty snow lead to enclosed feelings of tender. Eventually, distant howls of pet burial mix with porch banjo. Ends with the undead.
This is the fourth installment in a series of nine EPs. The first two were released by LFT Records and are out of print. The third was released on cassette by Peasant Magik.
Map 4 was originally written and performed for Pendu's 2009 Eye&Ear fest's drone room. This is a home recreation of that performance.
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Nervous Sex / Drums Like Machine Guns
Philadelphia's Nervous Sex sets the stage with a violently brooding atmosphere that remains throughout the rest of the tape, including Drums Like Machine Guns' side. The song selection for this split was so spot on, that I forget they're two different bands sometimes. Ironically, the thing that sets them apart most is the use of drums on the Nervous Sex side. They know exactly how much to use though, without ever overdoing it. It's perfectly balanced, with vocals throughout.
The Drums side is grimey and sinister. Filthy sounds and murky vocals combine to create some of the strongest, nontraditional power electronics to ever come out of the northeast.
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Of The Cloth
Greek duo, Panagiotis and Sofia (of Phase!) lay down another legendary recording of earsplitting guitar noise. Dirty as hell, and scuzzy as fuck, these three tracks are something you would hear near the ends of the Earth. Truly desolate squalls of sound. Something your grandchildren will probably be into after they discover the joys of mind-altering substances and sex.
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Open To Both Sides
In this live performance, recorded in Amsterdam during a 2008 monthlong tour of Germany and Greece, the duo of Heidi Diehl (of Vanishing Voice and Nautilus) and G. Lucas Crane (of Vanishing Voice and Nonhorse) showcase their road-dogged sound visions, approaching a dream synthesis both premeditated and unhinged. This album is beautifully dark and wondrous, terribly serene and introspective. For those of you who know and love Time Life, this album will not disappoint. If you have yet to hear them, this is a great place to start
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Jarringly intense noise-with-a-purpose from this Californian duo. Hold onto your butts.
"Like pulling the sun with a beast drawn plow through a lush jewel field in wet-diamond South America with Macumban's mambo bassdrum looking for a T. Rex in the moonflood. Bend down low."
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"Xol Mic is a double burning cry for help and cleansing. I was moving out of bad trauma and into
good trauma after traveling the US and Canada and all was unmoored and wierd. I was scratching at something, and brooding over bad old tapes of long winded
effected harp and reeds and good new tapes of pure house sounds at my new diggs, where the only thing i could focus on was wandering around vaguely with a
tape recorder. The A side was recorded after a fateful exposure. My mother is a science teacher in Brooklyn where i myself went and was young, and in the thrash of moving boxes full of utter trash i stopped home.
"Xol Mic dissapeared two days ago" she said gravely when i walked in. Xol was one of my favorite of her classroom stories, as him and his brother 'Cruise Mic' had a massive intimadating mother who wore cornrows and team jerzies that matched her Timbalands and boasted of her massive wealth and propensity for violence to the other mothers at every turn. Poor Xol always looked pained and embarrassed. "we called his mothers cell and she's like, 'oh sorry yeah, we all had to go to LA to return a fur coat...i gotta go...' im worried about the kid." 'Torquque binder' was recorded that night.
The B side is for Tony Miller, who's room i moved into. The bass claranet is played by my pal Foxy Pink gloves. During the recording, a smoking brazer cracked in half and the coals fell into my sock drawer, setting it ablaze. Foxy kept playing as i put it out with beer, and we continued for 20 more minutes in the smoke filled room. Thanks Tony.... "
- G. Lucas Crane
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