(Peripheral - PR015) LP $20.00
Six cuts of torrid, industrial drum machines and coruscating noise infiltrated by field recordings and ethereal samples, originally released on JFK / Artaman Tape in 1988. An impressionistic account of the assassination of Jackie Onassis’s first husband, as well as its implications and ramifications: the collective trauma and psychosis, the invasive cold war paranoia, rumours of shadow governments and the implied presence of the hidden, alien hand that guides and shapes human affairs to who-knows-what end. Our friends at Boomkat place this collaboration by Anthony DiFranco, David Padbury and Trevor Ward “somewhere between The New Blockaders and MB, and The Caretaker and Justin K Broderick, ribboning as it does from grinding machine rhythms and ferric-infused atmospheres to bombed-out dystopia and an excellent final collage of mulched news reportage, stray TV signals and greyscale drone apparitions.” Red vinyl. Edition of 300.
Teenage Fantasy 1987-88
(Harbinger Sound - 071) 2xLP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)
It’s an entire day for pilfering insights from our friends at Volcanic Tongue — do try to keep up, there’s a good lad. This “[m]assively potent retrospective collection of early work by Anthony Di Franco of Ramleh … bundles the Il Pach Preserve and Woelf cassettes (Broken Flag 1987 and 1988) with two previously unreleased tracks and a track from the Inna Inner Amen cassette (Sound of Pig 1988). Like the early Total and Skullflower sides, JfK seem deformed by the first wave of avant rock coming out of the USA post-Sonic Youth but with an intense / ecstatic industrial overload…. [C]ombinations of lightning strikes of bass, chainsaw fuzz, pugilistic a-temporal drum machine assaults and warped, urgent vocals – think Suicide, Chrome, the opening chords of ‘Iron Man,’ all reduced to insane gravities of electricity.”