Empires Should Burn
(Small Doses - DOSE113) CD $11.00 (Out-of-stock)
(Small Doses - DOSE112) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)
When Strings of Consciousness opened for ASVA in Paris, Philippe Petit and G. Stuart Dahlquist discovered a profound like-mindedness and decided to combine their creative forces. “Root compositions [bathed] in a seething, simmering stew of languidity,” says Gumshoe Grove, this here’s some “quality introspective drone music.” Guest vocalists include Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Jarboe (Swans), and Bryan Lewis Saunders.
The Crying of Lot 69
(Monotype - MONO040) CD $12.75
The sound, the song, the words, and the mounting narrative spool of the efforts of Petit and Oxbow founder / frontman Robinson draw in equal parts on Pynchon and the dog-eat-dog laws of senseless jungle indifference. Compassion denied. Tales from a killing. The Crying Of Lot 69 pulls up a blanket of concrete and cozies you into the comfort of a world where the mildest intentions have the wildest effects. The first part in a trilogy. With Rhys Chatham on trumpet, Helena Espvall on cello, and Hervé Vincenti on guitar and synths.
Twist of Fate
(Monotype - MONO035) CD + DVD $30.00
A provocative journey into the dark groove of endless night where possibility, mystery and mania entwine the listener in a deep cocoon of sound and voice. Processed acoustics, field recordings, found sounds, electronics, turntables, percussion, synth, organ, piano, inflatable balloons and knives by Petit; vocals, guitar and found sounds by Lunch. Six-page digipak, case, and thirty-two-page, full-color book. CAVEAT EMPTOR: THE DVD IS PAL FORMAT (not playable in all US DVD players).