FH022 Adderall Canyonly & Oxykitten – ‘The Cutting Room’ CS $6
RIYL: Ghost Box, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, brisk walks on an analog plain. Spawned from a barroom conversation light on recall but heavy on purpose, The Cutting Room is a collection of incidental music from scenes that never made the cut, more specifically, “underscores” – soft, unobtrusive background music that accompanies the action in a performance. This collection of underscores (not all soft) from the mind of Adderall Canyonly and Oxykitten are imagined for a Michael Caine 1971 absurdist sci-fi romance flick that was never made.
FH021 Detainee – ‘Vital Organs’ CS $6
RIYL: grimy synths, cold beats, a morose feeling of nostalgia for black denim. In 1991 Capcom USA, in a bold move to reclaim market share lost to rival video developers and taking advantage of the new16 bit processors in the Sega Genesis and its rival, the Super NES, commissioned of Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode to develop a more modern soundtrack for a game in development with a working title “Vital Organs”. The project was eventually scrapped, the music forgotten and the world moved on. This is what that music would have sounded like.
FH020 Susurrus CS $6
RIYL: Drone with a capital D, headphones. Susurrus filters through the cracks of the city buildings and blocks broken only by the sharp, static pangs of decay – chaos begets order which begets chaos again – this is the root of all languages and is audible and accessible to all who have the patience to stop and listen… Susurrus is a 31 minute piece in two parts, composed of feedback, ground-loops and other various unintended ephemera endemic to electronic instruments and the recording process. Taken singly these defects are purposefully avoided but when joined a remarkable synthesis can sometimes be observed. From an almost imperceptible beginning it rises in complexity until electrical arcs are almost visible..