AVAILABLE:

AST076: KENDALL CAHAN - LOSS C20
AST077: MOBILI OPERATIVE SPECIALI AUTONOME - TOXIC C24
AST082: CUBE - FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028 REISSUE C36 + C48
AST083: COMPOUND - PSYCHIC WITHDRAWAL C25

AST084: OPAL BEAU - OPEN WINDOW C32

AST085: SANSIBAR - QUADRA C22

AST086: CVN - KAISOU C44

AST087: LOOSE-Y CRUNCHÈ - UNRULY TOP C42

AST088: HITOSHI KOJIMA - BLIND BELIEF C44
AST090: LUJIACHI - INVISIBLE HANDS 
C24
AST091: FORM A LOG - BIRD TIME C25
AST092: BEAT DETECTIVES - RHYTHMS & EDITS VOLUME 1 C68

OUT EVENTUALLY:

SLEEP D
MIKEY YOUNG
AKASHA SYSTEM
ANTONIO
2200
WRX
RINPOCHE
RITA REVELL
GROTESQUE CIRCULAR DANCE
COOPER BOWMAN
BORIS BARKSDALE
NINA BUCHANAN
SUICIDE APPARATUS
YING-LI HOOI
SIMON J. KARIS
BRONZE SAVAGE
CORRECT LINE


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Monday, August 15, 2011

CCCC / JS Lathe Review.

Thanks to old mate Screwtape:

COSMIC COINCIDENCE (CCCC)/JUNK SICK, split
12" lathe cut, 2011,
Altered States

Cooper of AS warns that the sound level is somewhat low on this cut, particularly on the first part of side one, and also issues a free download of wave and mp3 files for this material, but interestingly I found the sound quite acceptable and, in fact when compared to the wave files, somewhat more enjoyable. The lathe cut seems to have added a kind of low fidelity grit to both sides which seems to enhance the actual pleasure of the music. This is particularly the case with Junk Sick - Cooper and long-time collaborator Tommy Gunja - who have created two messy, crude spirals of home-taped Noise that manage, with the first piece "Space Debris" to maintain a nice experimental feel with analogue synths, effects, tapes and contact microphones that features a lot of water-ish gurgling with spurts of static, underlined with synth humming and oscillating. The track features choppy bits of harsh sound over more rushing, dirtier layers that combine well and keep things moving without spazzing around. A fairly appropriately titled track, actually, invoking the idea of pieces of human-made shit clogging up space. "Black Dust" reminds me more of the kind of cassette improvisations put out by these people before, a rustier and more coagulated sound that gets more active and aggressive with a lot of nice dragging sounds and more intense synth. Both these pieces are great and I look forward to the up-coming "Rising Damp" tape.

The Hasegawa party, for their part, start off with the usual slow building cosmic synth tones that mutate and evolve with more stressed sounding electronics, like something being stretched beyond its limits, and these sounds move together, the slow winding synth and burbling and gurgling electronics, building in intensity but maintaining dignity. Funnily, because of the building tension of "Apocalyptic Birdsong" it seems to be too short, despite being over sixteen minutes in length, but this project always did seem to excel in the spaced-out-jam method, rather than the concise hit. Still, the sound presented here is structured and strong and the download version can bring out details the lathe cut perhaps missed.

Still a few copies left unaccounted for, but probably not for long. Hiroshi will have copies soon

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