ROBERT TURMAN

Beyond Painting

(Actual Tapes - 001) Used CDR $15.00

Recorded in 1990, self-released in 2010. The “light, echoing ambience and drifting feel” of “First Quarter,” says Brainwashed, and “the repetitive drone and almost chanting voices” … of “The Unforgiven” “seem to herald the development of” isolationism. “Bleakness comes [amid] gentle horn-like tones and reversed melodies” on “Soft Self Portrait” and “the layered, looped string sounds of ‘Beyond Painting’ …, a bit more tinged nostalgia rather than outright malignance…. [T]he stand out piece … ‘Al-Qa'ida’, with its vaguely jazz noir guitar and electronics structure … has … a rhythmic throb to it, rather than … spectral, textural ambience.

AARON DILLOWAY / ROBERT TURMAN

Blizzard

(Hanson - HN211) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Total misery by Robert Turman (ex-NON, Z.O. Voider) and a former Wolf Eye, recorded in January 2009 during a horrible Ohio snowstorm. Dilloway on synthesizer and tape delays, Turman on tapes and effects, both frozen and stuck in the snow. Very minimal, very slow, very cold.

ROBERT TURMAN

Way Down

(Dais - DAIS017) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Robert Turman’s industrial genre-bending masterpiece, previously released on cassette (Actual Tapes 1987). Turman was the other half of NON, alongside Boyd Rice, together releasing the Mode of Infection / Knife Ladder single in 1977. After parting ways, Turman went on to self-release cassettes, including Way Down which uses synthesizer arrangements and drum machines along side guitar solos, piano chords, tape loops and primitive sampling to produce dance-like minimal synth blended with industrial darkwave noise. Turman resurfaced in 2005 in collaboration with Aaron Dilloway. Hand-numbered 265/500.