Wyatt Howland & Andrew Kirschner "Untitled" cass No Label / These two maniacs? Take a guess: Nutzo killer trash noise done up in psychopath style, great razor-horror-drunk-inzane sound crushing. I vaguely remember when fruit loop Andrew handed me this he said "Dude, the cover is a copy of the release form from the emergency unit after this gig....." And then he proceeded to axe me if I "fancied a pounder?" in an accent like someone from BBC or some shit, and told how he got kicked outta a gourmet hot dog/sub joint in Mexico City for eating a beer can in-between two buns on a loco dare from a young group of giggling Latvians. Crazy dudes, crazy rad tape. Cover has photo of the weirdo kid that was inside operating E.T. for the movie, circa 1981. Must've been a weird google search at the A.K home to come up with that one.
Early Tunnels "Aerial Caves" cass. Digital Industries/Eerie creeper here. Specially eerie for this player cause i busted it whilst studying a 28 page blueprint to Wendy's restaurants. No shit. 28 pages. Good thing this creeper tape is long, cause man, every footing, 5# Rebar, lighting fixtures, wood paneling, door schedules, soffits, brick veneer with gypsum flexible ZSR style insulation, everything: Lots of details. Early Tunnels though: blurry details: Live in a empty concrete room with brick common -style masonry. Was this busted at a void and cold BUNKER? Natti slo mo noize from the lagoons of your mind, let a monster sail away. Good looking cvr with blots of what looks like ....blood? kreepy. Reeds, electronics, mersh-mush delay sound. Seen em live: ruled. All broken systems go. Rad. Never gonna step into a Wendy's again, even when the concrete footing is sloped at a 2 degree angle from the corner edge of right footing of the angled pro-mesh asphalt.
Rahdunes "Expo '70" lp Kill Shaman / Man, class affair here. Nice silver/black cover, sharp otherworldly sounds. I missed the gig in Ypsi at the Cock Pit that the street said RULED, and missed that reggae-colored homemade raw first lp. Reports from the gig is they played forever with elaborate homemade electronics and killer flow. Was there another lp called "Expo 70"? Or am i mixed up with the conference in Texas where my parents met/ hooked up drunken style? Regardless, amazing zone loner outerspace electronic journey par excellence'. S.H.A.R.P = Sound Heads Always Regressive Progress-es / If this was a shop it'd be GOOD STYLE. Intense non-world universal non-focus from the a#1 CHIEFTAINS x 2 slo 45 DJ. The only lp in the Frying Pan that has M.A.G.I.C.K spelled out since I sold my Crowley Tarot Cards and PTV techno lps to Dour. Great long player, like a weather report from the cosmos, storms brewin SOMEWHERE, SECRETLY. If jammed with double vision on a stormy emotionally heavy night, kinda sounds like Earl Peatree's "Here I Am, This Me" lp synth private from Mich. ages ago. SOLD.
Acre "Bleeding" cass I Just Live Here/Hell yeah you just live here. X + (Y + Acre) = Acre x 2 raddness. Like Fragments, one of me fav new underground move-making units. Stoked on the style, huge trimmed tones contained in a heavy roto-pitch robo world. In-tune jams for the OUTTA TUNE. Nothing better than sitting in traffic and having some ACRE all inside the BLUESHAWK whip going frozen nutzo all over the place, its like your in your own soundtrick to a 2-D inzane world. Its big and monolith but it aint off putting or muscle-gnarl bonehead. A virtual bounty of tiny tone worlds to get lost in, like a huge whale creature with small sea-beings freaking out in unison while the host jumps in and out of the ocean in glee. OR its like VOTE ROBOT with TEST ANXIETY. The Acre 7" RIPS. The Acre Arbor lp RULES. Forgot what this author looks like? Imma the dude with the grill with the homemade ACRE shirt playing pool with dude from REGRESSION at a shitty bar in Lawrence, KY, (Mr. MUGGLES to be exact or the BACKROOM in Louisville). AT NOON.
The Solar Furnace "Imaginary World" cass Gods of Tundra / String home claustrophobia supreme. Hidden cove project makes hidden imaginary world- world class tape. Lots of short songs keep it moving along and not stuck in a long jam wander format. Amplified/ acoustic strangeness all coated in a film of strangeness, and it rules. Imagine plugging a 86 string guitar w/ distortion into Steve Perrys right ear and jammin' strong while playing a game GO FISH with rotten chicken parts, and a closed closet door is your game partner.... Connelly told me this was a new project thats only device is chugging room temperature coffee brewed with graphic novels as filters and hitting record blindfolded. He also told me every new apartment lease at Schooner Cove you get a free SOLAR FURNACE tape, every person, every member of every new household: First thing they hear. Greh and Miles were stoked. Seriously UNCOMPLEX. Rager.
Body Morph "Travel Keys" cass Digil Ltd/ Uneven Universe "Solar Grapes" cass 905 tapes/ If D-town Dan D (or Haunted Dan as he's saved in my phone) or Double D or "that dude who owes me $12.16" if you axe Khrust =was my landlord, well:
A: Shit wouldn't happen
B: Wouldn't pay
C: Tell him shits broken in the crib all the time to bust his nutz
D: When the first of the month came around would send him a note that says "Sorry drunk offa SOLAR GRAPES - cant bust this month"
Would rule...cause its KINDA true. These two tapes: straigth drunk offa. Much liver -wrecker home wicked sound supreme up in these. The "Keys" tape is perf, really. One take late night by yourself plug & jam (or "stick n move" as pool wizard Strickland would say) thats just RIGHT ON. If that Very Good label Coits lp you are dying to grip aint in your crib yet, bust this: Same thing. My man has a killer connection/off the cuff vibe with his cheap EQ that makes this tape akin to ice skating with a penguin on a pool of frozen oil: All downhill. Amazing. And........ "Solar"? Man, might as well be a Folkways recording of Whale Gang Violence. Slow, low and hella reed blow. Sharp electronics in the blackground keep it firm in place and safe from drifting off into mush mode. Perfectly played. The only his & her group that can share reeds w/o drama, since i dunno ...The Levitts? Holly told me they recorded this under a new technique of tarot readings where you use CHUCKY CHEESE standard vegas-style cards instead of Ace of Cups and the lot.....and thats pretty weird....... need more proof? See UU playing a instore at the re-re opening of the Steve & Berry's in downtown Sterling HTS this weekend at 2:30 pm. FREE.
Bee Mask "Hyperborean Trenchtown" lp Weird Forest / Strange dude- plays rusty cans of amplified bee honey triggered by pulse width modulation in a nasty basement infront of a nasty crew but ends up sounding like a Hawaiian Slack Key Synth jammer from the Golden Gate Pathways to Tomorrow Feel Good branch office. Makes no sense. Raw EQ = Smooth Clean Sounds. Killer style. Tapes from this OH - Philly transplant ruled but this debut long jammer is wicked kool. Side one sounds like the P2 "Blunt" lp armwrestling with Tapeworm Miles' "Growing Isolation" lp / but ends with both units sharing a strawberry frosted from the corner Dunkin Doughnuts. Side two: Has all sorts of strange moods, non-raw and ends with a tropical breezer warm wind blowing around just fine. I heard the loon from Jolly Rancher who came up with the flavor popcorn-watermelon engineered this lp for extra strangeness, might be wrong. Add a little confusion and west coast rain-soak and you got a perfect Palace of Lights record. Kept mine snug in the shrink to keep the totally ace screen job intact. Is the back a pick of the B'OAR?
Fragments ANY. Man, my fav unit for the 09. Everytime I get loaded and one of these blokes are around, i axe em how many of the lps were hand colored (text only where hand colored- mainly in blue crayon stolen from the kids corner at the pizza joint were they and Big John Jr. work), which is totally a wicked dork- move but fuck, i wanna know. That lp? Amazing. Thick outsider moves, electronic keyboard style. Weird flow super hard to find and genuine captured underground heavy non-moves frozen style. Seen em live once, and it ruled hard. They got all the right moves: Confused, strange, awkward, gotta take the bus everywhere, weird, young, everything. I jam everything I my mitts by em all the time but here some recent faves:
"Underground Ocean" tape Hanson: Was jamming this on a long ride into a stormy rainy sunset right in front of a mug and it was like, slight strips of purple lined the skys, with this tape on i felt like I was taking Isaac Asimov on a date in a future -rotten warped world. Keyboard parts on this are seriously WEIRD. I dont know bunk about that stuff but it dont sound right. Like it was composed in Cormac McCarthy's work shed at midnight, with evil on they mindz.
"Amorosi Filiments" cass. Sound Design: What title is that? Is that the new government approved fillings they are putting in peoples mouths nowadays? Strange. Great looking tape with grey-silver wave pattern and transparent cover. And transparent jams, full weirdo style. Imagine a strange-warped DJ who jams the rare ELMS AHOY 7" and PETE TIGER's "SOUNDS FROM A CAGE, UNEARTHED" electronic LP together with the needles dipped in "You Got Slimed" slime and amber MARS dust blown onto the grooves as the DJ stands on a tail of giant wet-flesh raptor, waiting for a snap at anything around. Sounds....kinda like that.... Stupid rad tape.
Fragments: amazing, like EXCLAIM Says "KEEP EVOLVING POSITIVELY", new youth crew wacko sounds. Basements made of rotten 70's plastic. ...... Playing Halloween with the Zero Boys? Universe report: ALL IS FINE.