Along with doing all of the artwork for this mix series, I was invited by the Indonesian label, 100.000 (aka Seratus Ribu), to curate one of their Mixcloud mixes. It is streaming now for your pleasure. Enjoy.
The first release of David Cintron solo music since the “No On” full length (Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: May 2019.) While “No On” explores slow building soundscapes, The “Leroy Tick e.p.” is mainly focused on more tightly structured shorter instrumental pieces.
Mantissa is the fifth release by Cleveland soundscape abstractionists.
Blind Spring: Dave Cintron, Clifford Meyer, Scott Pickering, Chris Smith
Recorded by Cintron and Blind Spring at Biological Basement, Cleveland, OH, Dec 18, 2019
Mixed by Meyer and Blind Spring at Manatee Sounds, Lorain, OH, Mar 7, 2020.
Art by Cintron
Released June 19, 2020
This is the first full length from Black River Pilgrim. These improvisational soundscapes, that move between free-form and structure, emerged from the 2015 Industrial Swamp sessions @ Biological Basement in Cleveland.
Released June 16, 2020
David Cintron – guitar, electronics
John Howitt – bass, organ, electronics
Lance Paladino – guitar, electronics
Scott Pickering – percussion, electronics
Recorded and mixed by Cintron at Biological Basement, July 2015.
Mastered by Clifford Meyer at Manatee Sounds, May 2020.
Art/Design by Paladino
The band donates any sales on June 19, 2020 to the Equal Justice Initiative, and Bandcamp will be donating their share of earnings to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Terminal Lovers’ Flight Unit is a band originally brought together for a live improvisational collaboration with Damo Suzuki. The show, scheduled for April 3, 2020 in Cleveland, didn’t happen due to a worldwide pandemic tour shutdown. The band did get together and play weekly in anticipation of the engagement. Enjoy this playlist of tracks from those sessions. Improvised and recorded live, with no overdubs, at Biological Basement in Cleveland, Ohio.
Terminal Lovers’ Flight Unit:
David Cintron – guitar
Don Depew – bass
Scott Pickering – drums
Robert Wheeler – electronics
Robert Zeiger – percussion
Blind Spring’s new release, “8/9”, tracks in at just under 2 hours. This epic exploration takes you way way up in it. Altitude sickness pills and trekking poles recommended. Currently this is only a digital download/streaming release. See links below –
Purchase/download here: Blind Spring – 8/9
The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: May 2019
“Back in 2011, Cleveland musician David Cintron made his first solo album after years playing with vital rock bands including Terminal Lovers and Scarcity of Tanks. No On, originally issued in an edition of 100, dealt not in rock riffs but elongated tones and dense drones created with guitar and electronics. Now reissued digitally, the album still sounds mesmerizingly dense and thoughtful. There’s a lot going on in the two 22-minute tracks, but Cintron never sounds rushed—in fact, the patience of his drones make you want to get your ears closer to the speakers so you can hear all the subtle changes and gradual arcs he weaves. There’s a space-bound feeling to these pieces—reflected in titles “Through the Center” and “Outer Rim”—but it’s not sci-fi music. It’s sound for inward exploring.”
– Marc Masters