The latest Blind Spring installment, 7, available now from Manatus Musicus. One epic 58 minute track of sonic adventure.
Leroy Tick and Silvia Kastel contribute field recordings to Daughter Of The Boot, a new release out now on Chocolate Monk. This collaboration by The Tenses + Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble features Oblivia and Ju Suk Reet Meate of Smegma, Lucian Tielens, Gnarlos, and The City Councilman.
On a gorgeous spring afternoon in the PacNW, there is no better way to spend it than inside a 420-square-foot windowless room rattling sleigh bells with your foot, dropping rubber balls onto a broken old bongo drum, spinning scratchy records backward by hand, and sputtering into a shenai steadily and slowly so that it sounds like you’re pushing a desk across the floor. Here is sixty-five minutes of spontaneous sound collage, bent improv, non-musical weirdness that resembles injured mammals on the verge of giving up, surprisingly delicate noise, and general quasi-cinematic clatter. The two pieces delivered here by these clunkmeisters — recording together for the first time — are rusty, crusty, dusty and musty epics in the tradition of groups such as Morphogenesis, Solid Eye, Taj Mahal Travellers, and early Zoviet-France. Cover art by Ace Farren Ford. Numbered edition of 80.