Pure Ground – Daylight C20
ch-258, 100 copies – old-school, vintage sounding minimal wave from a new Los Angeles based duo. 4 songs from the growing wasteland utilizing voice, analog synths and drum machines. a faint reverberation.
Kama Rupa – Sistinas Sanguis C20
ch-257, 100 copies – these new york-based post-industrialists arrive on Chondritic with four tracks of cohesive and propelling tracks. live performances and previous works have shown a post-mortem approach to sound, but with this cassette rhythms oscillate and lurch under scattered synths and vocals delivered with a sense of romantic anguish.
Marshstepper – Marshstepper C32
ch-256, 100 copies – debut release by these wandererers from the sonoran desert, bringing with them a murky electronics anad commanding vocals only to be torn apart by an almost danceable beat erupting from the mist. a storm of fire, smoke and light appears at their live performances.
The Present Moment – Loyal To A Fault C60
ch-248, 100 copies – domestic cassette release of their fantastic second album on Mannequin and Desire, with 4 bonus tracks (including my favorite non-LP cut, “Stealer”). well produced synth-pop from los angeles. not for the noise heads. fans of depeche mode and nine inch nails take note.
Chainfight – Modern Noise Cassette C20
ch-243, 70 copies – harsh-head nods to american and japanese harsh noise in the 1990s and the swedish masters of the 2000s from this duo, comprised of greh holger (hive mind, etc) and khristopher reinshagen (liable for abuse, nostilevo label). scrap metal, tapes, voice, broken electronics and whatever else was laying around.
A handful of new tapes will be available on the midwest/east coast tour May 5-14, 2012. All are limited to 100 and there might be a few not pictured here. These will be available for mailorder when I return home on May 15th. Requests prior to that will be ignored.
Jason Lescalleet – How To Not Do It C40
Liable – The funeral of the beautiful Italian bullfighter C32
Various Artists – Rough-Hewn C32
Brotman & Short – Distance Unknown C38
Hive Mind – They Made Me The Keeper Of The Vineyards C30
I’m playing a show at Dem Passwords gallery on Sunday, April 15th with Astromero (Hiroshi Hasegawa of CCCC/Astro and Damion Romero) and Kitten Sparkles (Joseph Hammer and Don Bolles of Germs/45 Grave/Fancy Space People).
There’s a new Hive Mind cassette available, and it comes with a screenprinted 2×8″ patch with the “vines” logo on it. Labelled cassettes and blue-on-grey heavy linen stock art. In lieu of describing it, I’ve linked embedded the new Hive Mind BandCamp page for this release below. You can purchase digital or physical copies of the cassette. A lot of the older Hive Mind material is being added to the BandCamp at a “name your price” option for download, which means it’s free unless you want to donate. A Midwest/East coast tour is confirmed for the first half of May and I’ll be posting those dates here soon.
They Made Me The Keeper Of The Vineyards was inspired by loneliness, desolation, routine, Dellamorte Dellamore & Marco Corbelli’s Morder Machine. No drum machines were used on these recordings.