Friday, October 31, 2014

rgt #17: Parashi - Pilot's Salt LP

rgt #17: Parashi - Pilot's Salt LP

    Since 2009 Mike Griffin has been exploring sound by steadily releasing Parashi missives on a slew of tape labels including Tape Drift, GNS, Stunned, and his own Skell Records as well as playing in Burnt Hills, Urkas, and Mensheviks.  Busy guy, for sure.  Though prolific his mounting body of work continues to evolve & expand in new ways with each release, broadening the bleak & often ominous abyssal planes he’s become known for.  Still, a distinct signature naturally permeates into his sound: every dark corner & shrill tone is uniquely & unmistakably Parashi and Pilot’s Salt is no exception.
 
    Pilot’s Salt finds Parashi utilizing modular synths, tape, metal objects, & noise generators to further his technique of improvised sound as defined by the interactions of the sonic elements within.  Perhaps more than ever a sense of abstract narrative & development emerges from each patiently evolving track as Parashi freely explores the limits of his rigs.  As Griffin himself states, “the goal is to create something with as little conscious method of control or composition as possible, to rely upon the unconscious mind to drift through the setup and produce something before it's all over.”  Restrained or intense, ominous or outright hostile, the raw gristle of Pilot’s Salt transports the listener to the dark recesses of improv noise & leaves it up to them to find their own way back.

    Pilot’s Salt is limited to 300 copies with original art by Jacob Van Loon, the first 100 of which come on white & black marble-mixed vinyl.




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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New to distro: Akers's "La Puntura Velenosa Della Notte" 7"


Copies of Akers's new banger from Death Wish Zine are available in the distro.
 
"Little is known about this film, aside from the fact is began production and quickly fell apart. Aside from a few press sheets and a partial script, much of the film has been speculated on and forgotten to history. Taken from a press sheet found in a warehouse in Rome, the tale unfolds as this:

"ROME, A CITY OF OVER TWO MILLION PEOPLE. WHAT SECRETS DOES THE CITY HIDE, IN ITS ALLEYWAYS, DISCOTHEQUES AND BEDROOMS? SECRETS, ARE BEST KEPT UNDER LOCK AND KEY...AND LEFT TO THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT!

NOT ALL SECRETS CAN BE KEPT FOREVER: A DEAD SUPER MODEL, A SALESGIRL AND A PHOTOGRAPHER, WILL SOON BE TRAPPED, CUNNINGLY ENSNARED IN A WEB OF MURDER, SADISM AND LUST. THIS TALE WILL SHOCK YOU TO YOUR LIMITS! DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES. OR YOU TOO, WILL FEEL . . .
“THE VENEMOUS STING OF THE NIGHT!”

Found in the same warehouse were pieces of a score for the aforementioned film. Available to listeners for the first time and brilliantly composed in a bone chilling re-imagining of cinema's greatest mystery...
-----" -DWZ



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 2013 update (new tapes, Elders repress, Beta Decay)

Three new (long overdue) tapes are available now along with Aker's Elders repress, as well as copies of Andrew Jackson King's always excellent strange fiction Beta Decay zines are now available in the store.



rgt #13: Crodar - Movie

 
rgt #13: Crodar - Movie C23

E-Mu synths, samples, and other filtered sounds compose Corey Mahaney’s latest solo work: six scenes of an imagined film, each written with a deft sense of musicality & an uncommon organic quality that belies its sources.  From powerful Eastern-tinged drone to more subdued synth glow, each track represents a shifting audio backdrop of varying vibes, often displaying a reflective quality while always retaining a feeling of raw sincerity & thoughtful contemplation.  

Type II, high bias chrome tapes.  Edition of 50 with mini-poster included from the artist.





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rgt #11: Kevolych - Abstract Frame

rgt #11: Kevolych - Abstract Frame C26


    Working with a stockpile of homemade synths & noise generators, Joseph Connelly jams out layers of circuits on circuits in exploration of texture, contrasts in intensity, and contemplative ohm-drone sans any sort of forced spiritual connotation.  Starting in a godless synth temple, the atmosphere initially seems devoid of life until other writhing layers find their way in.  Things take a turn for the worse & a wall of harsh noise buries the place with the listener inside it.  Negative Nostalgia unfolds in similar fashion but in place of harsh noise the open air swells into the morass of a stirring insect jungle, dense with a squall of evolving noise & burnt-circuit clamor.

Type II, high bias chrome tapes.  Edition of 50.

 

 

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rgt #10: Zonal Taste Wand/ZX-9 - Negative Space/Partition Function Part 2

rgt #10: Zonal Taste Wand/ZX-9 - Negative Space/Partition Function Part 2 C47

Two of Australia’s finest synth manglers, Ben Lynch and Luke Morris comprise a dual-Aussie split on Negative Space/Partition Function Part 2.  Zonal Taste Wand starts us off with a lumbering, beat-driven electronic sandstorm that dissolves into a tense relative stasis just long enough to make the eventual paranoia of a bad trip hit even harder.  Meditation follows.  On the flip, ZX-9 creates minimal & mechanical test tube drippings spoon-fed to you by automatons in six short experiments, the results transmitted from a robotic lab deep underground directly into your lab rat brain.

Type II, high bias chrome tapes.  Edition of 50.








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Review:
· Raised By Gypsies