NK27: Clearing – ‘No Titles’ C40 $6(US)/$7(Can)/$8(World)
The second album on No Kings of sumptuous electronic suites from Murfreesboro’s Joseph Volmer (Party Trash, Virgin Spirit, Skylines, Police Academy 6) is wrought with slow intensity. These 7 stunning tracks channel classic moments from Baraka-soundtrack-era Dead Can Dance and Philip Glass, with space-high extremes that then plunge into the bleakest depths. At times plaintive, at others frightening, the icy chord progressions shatter and reform with each passing moment. Edition of 100 pro-dubbed tapes with color labels. Risographed and photocopied art based on accompanying video work by Geoffrey Sexton, with insert by Amy Fortunato.
NK28: Trailing – ‘Opacities & Allures’ C28 $6(US)/$7(Can)/$8(World)
Fadeaway Tapes co-head and Sundrips member, Ryan Connolly fucks up some solo guitar onto tape in these two side-long drones, his follow-up to last year’s self-release split with Thoughts On Air. Vibrating metallic sound particles collide and ricochet into a net of dusty reverb 28 minutes long. Edition of 100 pro-dubbed tapes with color labels, risographed and photocopied artwork on various cardstock, with insert.