Operation From The Below
(Chocolate Monk - CHOC259) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)
The sixth volume in Chocolate Monk’s Well Spliced Breath series of “sound-tape collage, text-sound, radiophonic, horspiel-type muck.” A little treatise on trust, standards, and self-preservation. Guest appearance by Leif Elggren.
(Helen Scarsdale) CD $13.00
Members of irr. app. (ext,), Nurse With Wound, Stilluppsteypa, and Coelacanth present a psychically unstable landscape where dreams and nightmares wreak havoc upon the drudgery of daily life. Part epiphany of controlled disorder, convulsion of beauty, and cascade of thought from delirious minds, Sleeping Moustache exquisitely manifests sound poetry scattered into a tortuous collage mired in an oblique melancholy. Magnetic tones extracted from the ether, mechanical sounds smeared into lugubrious growls, horns trumpeting straight out of John’s Book of Revelation, ululations sliced into information overload of which Schwitters himself would be proud. The closest audible territory might be the psychoactive constructions of Nurse With Wound’s Homotopy To Marie, although the characters in this drama happened upon an entirely different map of that terrain.
(Helen Scarsdale - HMS027) CD $12.00
Best known for his electro-surrealism in Stilluppsteypa, Sigmarsson has long been an artist of extremes and absurdities — mania fueled performances, wildly scribbled drawings, and Haflerian audio shock-therapy on one hand, and on the other, profound meditations on austere shape, form, and mood cast through similar media. So Long aligns itself firmly within the latter aesthetic of crypto-minimalism, having quietly simmered in his head over the years, a sublime gesture of polar impressionism flecked with hallucinatory ambience, Vaseline-smeared crackle, and hauntological displacement.
Two New Compositions Never Heard Before
(Beniffer Editions) Cassette $12.00
Minimal, spatial pieces reminiscent of A Long Wait Produced Nothing Further (ERS 2001). Each movement of this mellow collage of slightly effected sounds commands attention without asking too much. C50. Edition of 100.