BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL

Birds Call Home Their Dead

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The thirty-minute title track on this 2007 disc comes on like "supercharged outerspace noise-rock ... that builds ... until the whole thing explodes into a full-on in-the-red space-rock free jam.... "Kissing Dragon" ... [with its] languid, high-end shimmer, layers of guitar, tangled melodies [and] deep reverberant swells [is] woven into a ... dreamlike raga...." The final track, "Her Anger Is Limitless," previously released as a tour CDR (Celebrate Psi Phemenon 2006), "sounds like a million guitars..., guys outside cutting down trees and tossing them in the wood chipper..., [a] futuristic synth battle, thousands of little bells and chimes, a roomful of amps turned on and buzzing with no instruments plugged into them...."

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL

Gunpowder Temple of Heaven

(Pica Disk - PICA04) CD $14.50

Since the mid-’90s New Zealander Campbell Kneale has been a leading voice within his generation of NZ sound artists. The single 40-minute track here builds and unfolds in a manner that is heavenly for drone-noise enthusiasts. Bruce Russell of The Dead C notes that the “ ‘more is more’ strategy [often] backfires into murky sludge, where the increasing layers merely obscure each other. On the contrary, the more Birchville Cat Motel puts into a piece, the more you hear coming out.”

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL

Siberian Earth Curve

(Drunken Fish) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Impeccably layered squalls of feedback, recorder, cymbals, and electronics by Campbell Neale.

BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL / BRUCE RUSSELL

Untitled

(Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) Used CD $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

2003 collaboration by Campbell Neale and that one guy from the Dead C and A Handful of Dust. The former plays violin, turntables, space phone, bamboo rattle, amplified sugar bowl, milkshake mixer, turntables, contact mics, computer speakers, tapes, clarinet, recorder, transceiver mic, organ, and cheap synth, while the latter handles guitar, effects, tape loops, fire, pine cones, water, electric toothbrush, percussion, and oscillator.