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Retiform

June 11th, 2019

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Hi all! Here’s a longform piece from Esther Chlorine called Retiform. It’s a semi-composed, single-take performance with one or two small edits. In it, I’m playing through Greg’s 8-channel custom broken-cassette-player system.

The piece is divided into sections, planned out after previous takes were recorded and listened to.

The last track is an alternate take, one with more fluid transitions that are harder to define.

All for now. xo B

It Will Be Far From Here (Else 5)

May 20th, 2019

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I feel summer creepin’ in.

Happy Monday everyone. I’ve just wrapped up another release, the fifth in the Else series, titled It Will Be Far From Here. You can hear a track here:

This one is a bit more bright and contrasting than previous Else tapes. It flows between extra harsh zones, murky swamp vibes, and melodic material, kind of reminiscent of Caudata, but more active.

It was recorded over a few recent sessions with a new noise table setup I’ve been working on. It also features Petra Magno on the title track, playing a light-controlled synth. Cool!

Check it out on the bandcamp subscription page today. ($3 / month for a new album every few weeks)

Thanks for reading. Come hang at Skinny Apartment this Saturday if you’re in the area, Druck and I are playing a Big Hiatus set, plus plenty of other deep heads. Early show!

take care,
Brendan

Sympathetic Recesses

April 30th, 2019

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Hey everyone. It’s been a little minute but I have some new music on the subscriber channel. This tenth entry in the Slow Names series is called Sympathetic Recesses, and it’s a CD-length collection of six instrumental pieces for various combinations of guitar, voice, synthesizer, field recordings, and weird audio processing techniques. (SO YA, THE USUAL!)

These pieces were written between 2009 and 2018, in California and New York, wherever I was living at the time. They’re collected here for a kind of interiority they share. Most of them involve multiple instruments, but they’re all solo pieces, in a way.

You can hear the first one on soundcloud if you want: https://soundcloud.com/hey-exit/151029a.

I have a bonus subscriber release this time as well: Here’s a two-hour harsh noise wall piece, Recording of Hurricane Florence, which is an unprocessed recording from a webcam located 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina last year. It is pretty loud, like hurricanes are.

Also! The fine people at the netlabel VauxFlores Industrial up in Ithaca have released Advection (Slow Names 8), a set of three windchime-esque pieces for modular synth. Free as in beer, the download comes with VCV Rack patches allowing you to play / edit the tracks if you want to.

The Wire has been really nice to me lately. Of my new age doom tape with the inimitable Andrew Weathers, Reading a Moment’s Dust (Else 4), they said: “It’s a great listening experience and works well with most known drugs.” (Third review in the past year?!) If you missed it there are still some tapes available. Check it out on the bandcamp while we wrap up the next Tethers tape, out this fall.

Summer shows are starting to trickle in! See you out there, would love to hang, god I’ve been such a hermit, et cetera:

  • 5/25 @ Skinny Apartment in Queens (playing as Big Hiatus with the lovely and talented David Drucker AKA Painted Faces, deep fried zone / haunted and undiagnosed)
  • 6/22 @ TBA house show in Philly (new shoegaze songs)
  • 6/28 @ VFI Fest in Ithaca NY (new harsh electronics / soft-PE [what?] table set)
  • 6/29 @ The Glove for X-Fest NY edition (noise collab set, missed it in MA this year so I’m stoked there’s a bonus round in my locale, props to Druck again for setting this up, best dude)

THANK YOU for reading down this far. All for now. Happy spring!

take care,
Brendan