Regosphere / Xiphoid Dementia – Subterranean Transmigration CD (2014 ANNIHILVS & Phage Tapes)

This is a 2014 split CD with Regosphere on tracks 1, 3, and 5; Xiphoid Dementia on 2, 4, and 6 – with the material coming from recordings done in 2011-2012. The artwork is beautiful in content as well as presentation; crystal-crisp photography of ice, caves and machinery populate the imagery, and it’s all professionally… Read More Regosphere / Xiphoid Dementia – Subterranean Transmigration CD (2014 ANNIHILVS & Phage Tapes)

Big City Orchestra – Kapellmeister CDR (HalTapes – Jan 2015)

Big City Orchestra is a prolific (over 160 releases since 1985) group many would likely recognize as part of the 80s experimental cassette scene. From various readings and conversations with older friends, I gather they were enjoyed as a favorite by many. I get the impression that they have many tricks in their bag, and… Read More Big City Orchestra – Kapellmeister CDR (HalTapes – Jan 2015)

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM OGYGIA: Ritual Drama of Ogygia’s Imperial Court (Lahmogie Institute)

This hand-stamped CDR came in a rectangular zip lock bag black and included white photocopied artwork with hand-stamped and hand-painted flourishes of black and metallic gold. I am hugely fond of this packaging with its humbly idiosyncratic pseudo-antique-pamphlet design. The recording and the aesthetic of the packaging does come across like the intimate ritual recordings… Read More TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM OGYGIA: Ritual Drama of Ogygia’s Imperial Court (Lahmogie Institute)

Alan Courtis & Aaron Moore – Bring Us Some Honest Food LP (Dancing Wayang Records)

In the discordant, jangly, textural multi-instrumental sounds on this album is a pointed concern with honesty. We’ve got an album title saying “Bring Us Some Honest Food”, and all of the track titles have the word “honest” included. I take it as the artists’ playful injection of thoughts regarding the debasement of art, food, and… Read More Alan Courtis & Aaron Moore – Bring Us Some Honest Food LP (Dancing Wayang Records)