ESTHER’S BROTHER IS MISSING

The Complete Film Soundtrack Recordings By Maria Estevez

(Butte County Free Music Society - BUFMS28) CDR $8.00

A barren, low-contrast, spooky construct from the early 1980s made of primitive field recordings, raw tapes loops, machines, gadgets, objects, a variety of keyboards and string instruments, thrift store records, and guest vocals by The Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble, Barbara Manning, and an Akita named Grizzle. Based on the fiction of redactivist author C.F. Calderwood, the results flirt with Eraserhead filtered through Smithsonian Folkways, halfway between Dungeon Taxis’ excavation of John Pilcher and Martin McKelvin’s A Bun Dance CD, Galerie Pâche’s LP by the obscure Mr Labrador, and the backwoods subterranea of Darksmith of California. Booklet includes Calderwood’s original short story.