my apologies for letting this fall behind a bit...
my own tape + free digital label, power moves library, has had five releases come-and-go since the last post about layne garrett's terrific reportage.
two of those albums are real-time collage/field recording/sound art documents from my own solo project called downer canada. breather attitudes came first, then hieronsong.
live den is the second album by the duo project of cheryl fraser and myself called row. this album moves through textural live-playing in a dub/electronic/drone dream: hypnotic and searching.
there was a wild + heavy blistering droner tape by
baltimore's mold omen duo as well. no edits in heaven was the title and they somehow teased out a cacaphony of minimalist squelching gunk from four mitts, emulating full band clutter and raga-like intensity in small-amp-in-a-small-room blowback.
then there was the first split tape for the library too, a c-50 of two singular albums combined on one, which had side one's patrick cahill/ocathail and side two's phil neff/hastío both exploring and lost in stretched-out fingerstyle acoustic guitar wonder. each invokes technique and time-place differently. patrick goes for mostly shorter vignetted back-forth brit-folk finger-picking, shouldering celtic-like flurries and bursts of directed intensity and precision. phil lays back into the hiss/lower-fidelity of chorded and strummed long-form meditational impulse, letting things cool and collect and come down again to the flow of the day, where the windows are open and alive.
and last saturday was the release of delphine dora's parallel world, a beautiful album of piano-and-voice soli equally psychedelic and folk-song inspired, bathed/inhabited by lullaby and folkloric imagination, and filled with lilting far-away melody and subtly-shifting repetitions.
of these are free to download in whatever file-format that suits, and
as i type, there are two copies of delphine's wonderful tape remaining.
feel free to go back inside the earlier works from the beginning as
well, there is plenty to grab onto. and as ever, there will be more to come.
will be back soon with the print zine, rotational #1.
thanks for reading.