The ever-prolific Whettman Chelmets has just released a synth and sample-laden smorgasbord of atmospheric and vapor-riffic goodness. Doesn’t Remember takes the listener back to a time both eerily familiar and perplexingly unfamiliar.
Dere Moans - “Inglorious Deathsounds Mixtape”
(Bad Cake Records)
Dere Moans returns with two sidelong slabs of sonic spaghetti woven together in that special way that only Dere moans can. Inglorious Deathsounds Mixtape is a swirling vortex of plunderphonic scuzz, a deluge of orphaned orchestrations, sliced samples, and deconstructed dialogues, masterfully merged into a tightly controlled audio output that achieves a strange serenity inside the blinding cloud of blended sound.
It is not the chaos itself that draws the attention, but the delicate balance of between that tangled stream of consciousness, and the shaping of the relentless tide. Feel the organic contours that remain after this crashing wave of signals and noises is swept up and bound by invisible powers and contorted into glowing sculptures of wordless wonder.
Prepare yourself for 60 minutes of warp zone refreshment crafted from tumult, honed with cinematic interludes of reflection, and ending in a fading coalescence of what was, leaving a jagged imprint on the auditory psyche.
mathblaster - “CLIP.AUDIO”
CLIP.AUDIO is an explosion of plunderphonic madness. Crunched up sounds tumble in your ears like a pair of Nikes in a dryer, bouncing, banging and melting inside your sound canals. Visit zones of aural cubism such as the high school music room, in the opening track Band Practice, a trippy Saturday morning in front of a dismantled television full of ghosts in Achromatic, or in a dark cement tunnel reading the thoughts of sentient marionettes in Drazen.
The cassette edition of this bizarre rubix cube of musical abstraction offers a full resolution presentation of CLIP.AUDIO, with a crunched, floppy-ized version on the reverse side. The super-compressed version of the album, in its entirety is also available on floppy disk, for discerning fans. If you’re looking for something new and crunchy to puzzle on, or you are a devotee of the plunderphonic variety, don’t miss CLIP.AUDIO!
Dere Moans - "Brain Mountain Disciples"
Tony Lien is everywhere these days. He's the label boss over at Bad Cake Records, he's begun a new blog called Infinite Headphones, and he produces music under the moniker of Dere Moans. This new Dere Moans release on Orb Tapes is a real ripper, and you should go get this in your headspace.
Brain Mountain Disciples is a plunderphonic mind trip, where a vintage television becomes possessed by an ancient spirit that can only express itself through sound, picture, and frequencies that it has transmitted before. The television grows creepy metal legs like a spider and begins wandering around, causing general violence and havoc just like in a horror film.
No one can stop the creepy television from rampaging, until the town psychic, Madame Crepe manages to fire off a telepathic message before the television can melt her. Her last dying mind transmission reaches the Brain Mountain Disciples, who leave their clandestine mountain retreat and eerily float to the small town where all the mess is taking place.
The Brain Mountain Disciples descend upon the town, and begin an epic battle with the demonic television, who snarls at them with cartoon sound effects and bits of t.v. commercials. Some of the disciples lose their lives in the most noble ways imaginable. At the end, one brave Brain Mountain hero is able to throttle the television with a onslaught of colorful telepathy. The townspeople are saved, and the hero departs into the rising sun, returning to his mountain retreat.