DANIEL MENCHE

Face of Vehemence

(Groundfault) CD $12.00

Another blobalicious sound gulp from Portland, Oregon’s über-rattler Daniel Menche. Inspired by Yukio Mishima’s attitude toward art, flesh, death, and spirit, Menche constructs big-man bass pulses and harmonic drones that’ll make the hair in your ears turn green, and ignites more of the corrosion fireworks for which he is famous. Electro-crickets, grinding metal rain, hypnotic and sultry static -- Menche unleashes them all. He shall overcome.

DANIEL MENCHE / KIYOSHI MIZUTANI

Garden

(Groundfault) CD $14.00

Natural garden sounds electronically processed by Mizutani (high sounds), and West Coast chancellor of scrape Menche (low sounds). Subtle and disorienting.

ANLA COURTIS / DANIEL MENCHE

Yaguá Ovy

(Mie Music - 007) LP $10.00

Based around the Argentinean mythology of the Werewolf, or “the blue dog” that lives on the “land without evil” of Mbya-Guarani, the first collaboration by Menche and Courtis whips up primal and natural noise. Menche draws out the sound and resonances found lying in snow and rocks while Courtis bewitches pizza sauce cans and his guitar, creating this mind flaying homage to the mythical wolf.