2001, A Space Cactus
(Ultra Eczema - UE56) LP $28.00 (Out-of-stock)
Ultra Eczema describes the first LP in the 20-year existence of Space_Cactus as "a puddle of gross sound poetry run through mentally ill reel-to-reel tape machines, reworked again and again and again and again," while the pressing plant says, "Is it possible you sent us the wrong audio file? We can only hear a voice soundcheck." Using voices, prepared voice and reel-to-reel tape machines (instead of their usual massive setup of analog synths), the infamous Bobby Colombo -- overall co-ordinator of Space_Cactus -- is joined for this incarnation by cacti- and hat-collector, instrument inventor, and happy space maker Cassis Cornuta. Live performances by Space_Cactus are rare, limited to specific occasions such as the "30 Seconds of Space_Cactus" at Factor 44, or sound works for exhibitions. They mainly focus on recording radio plays, jingles, film soundtracks, etc., sort like a BBC Workshop, though more acutely raw, satirical and brutal. Limited to 150 copies in a double-sided silkscreened cover designed by Dennis Tyfus.