Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Tapes


 
IF11 - BLACK COP "BLACK COP"
c38 Edition of 50
Dennis Meade has been perfecting his own style of lo-fi noise for quite sometime.  While most of his output until recently has consisted of very limited cd-rs handed out amongst friends, it wasn't until last years "Santorum I" tape that Dennis’s output became available to wider audience. On his first release under Black Cop, Meade utilizes heart monitors, synths, contact mics and sampled voices to create both walls of pulsating static-feedback and ominous dark drones. A far cry from the Badalamenti drones of Santorum, this is by far the harshest release on Imminent to date. 




IF10 - C. SPENCER YEH / JON WESSELTOFT 
"NORTHERN RESONANCE I"
c39 Edition of 150
In the winter of 2008 C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Jon Wesseltoft (Tongues of Mount Meru) would meet in Wesseltoft's native Norway to record the tracks, which comprise this tape. With Yeh on violin and Wesseltoft on harmonium the duo blazes through the northern sky unleashing a meditative eulogy to the Nordic gods of past, present and future.  The reeds maintain the momentum while the strings wail in unison.  Fans of Tony Conrad and Henry Flynt take note.  Artwork by Lasse Marhaug!



IF09 - CHAPELS "CALL IT KILLING YOU OFF"

c29 Edition of 100

If you have ever wondered what it would sound like to sneak into an abandoned Victorian mansion during a blizzard this is it. Translucent voices, bits of metal debris, found sounds and what sounds like some percussion all meld into a collage of frigid archaic beauty. When not running his House of Alchemy label Adam Richards has stayed rather busy the last couple of years maintaining a strong body of work with his Chapels project, creating hauntingly striking sound compositions. Like many Chapels releases the sounds within are opaque and eerie often hard to decipher but I think I like it better that way.


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Still available:

IF07 - REMNANTS "DECAYED TONES"
IF08 - REMNANTS "VISION BEING"


In the future:

Early Tunnels, Envenomist, Slag Heap, Teeth Collection & Zomes.



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