rgt #06: Abusive Consumer – ‘Crumbling Portals’ C28 $7/$8/$9
J Morales’s latest exploration of aural space brings a thirty-minute trip of evolving musique concrète vignettes & sound art sourced from a multitude of origins including prepared guitar, synth, field recordings, generated sounds, and various what-have-you seamlessly woven together to create an all-encompassing state of frigid sonic decay. By combining the influence of mid-20th century sound adventurers with modern compositional methods, Crumbling Portals creates an immersive experience in spatial & textural listening, not unlike wandering through miles of underground caves. High bias type II chrome tapes with full-color, double-sided J-cards. Limited to 50. Art by J Morales.
rgt #07: Parashi – ‘Silenus’ C27 $7/$8/$9
At my first listen of Mike Griffin’s work I sat perplexed, really scratching my head over what I had just heard, wondering what the hell I’d just experienced. Even after countless listens later, more often than not I still don’t have much more than the slightest clue yet the mystery just makes the listening experience better. On Silenus, Parashi maintains that captivating mystery by employing the services of a beat merchant hell-bent on summoning some sort of lurching beast, then sits on the altar paranoid & afraid to leave the comfort of its confines after it materializes. A truly discomforting pair of recordings, even for those already familiar with his ominous & often hostile sound world. High bias type II chrome tapes with full-color, double-sided J-cards. Limited to 50. Art by Jacob Van Loon.
rgt #08: Nodolby – ‘Untitled’ C40 $7/$8/$9
Italian sound-shredder Nodolby contributes 40 minutes of frantic circuit bent cut-edits & gurgling synth jitter. Never still and never settled, the A side rewards the close listener with ever-changing texture sheets draped over cold drones that gnaw through frontal lobes like an injection of synthetic termites hungry for your cortex. The B side breathes considerably heavier after their feast, a dimming, emotionally somber piece that continually sinks deeper into a bleak, dark world until the light has fully faded. High bias type II chrome tapes with full-color, double-sided J-cards. Limited to 50. Art by Jacob Van Loon.
Pick any 3 releases for $16/$18/$20.