METAL ROUGE

Broke In

(Emerald Cocoon - EC013) LP $30.00

The first of two companion albums recorded by jet-lagged and delirious Helga Fassonaki and Andrew Scott following a month-long European tour in 2013. A dark energy pervaded the session, their first in a legitimate studio. Mourning brass sprayed with guitar hail. Brut raga possession, dark strings chime the universal moment, unconscious sermons delivered in a warm skull. Not conversation, but glossolalia. Not language, but meaning. Cover art by Dan Melchoir, né Melchior. Jackets silkscreened by Alan Sherry at Siwa. Numbered edition of 100.

METAL ROUGE

Broke Out

(Emerald Cocoon - EC014) LP $30.00

The second of two companion albums recorded by jet-lagged and delirious Helga Fassonaki and Andrew Scott following a month-long European tour in 2013. A dark energy pervaded the session, their first in a legitimate studio. Mourning brass sprayed with guitar hail. Brut raga possession, dark strings chime the universal moment, unconscious sermons delivered in a warm skull. Not conversation, but glossolalia. Not language, but meaning. Cover art by Dan Melchoir, né Melchior. Jackets silkscreened by Alan Sherry at Siwa. Numbered edition of 100.

METAL ROUGE

Soft Erase

(Emerald Cocoon - EC010) LP $14.25

Now that protest music exists only as a form of personal ritual, hedonism is the only exorcism, and artists stifle internal impulses in pursuit of career mobility, Metal Rouge solemnly meditates on contemporary society’s willingness to accept what many before fought to stop. Soft Erase is a collection of monochromatic machine-pulses ridden into the blank heart of single-take live excursions, a haze of modulated delay and de-synchronized loops, of strings hit endlessly in the hope that meaning may appear. Ritual chants give way to berserk guitar overload. Dark vamping leads from nowhere to nowhere, burning negation and dismissal as righteous fuel. Hazy prayers for rain spill out in the merciless desert heat, unspooling into an extended fake-kraut meditation featuring Giles Miller on a beautifully unhurried alto sax. Cover art based on the censored art of Italian street artist Blu. Edition of 300.