GLD026: Silvia Kastel – ‘Something There’ C32
Last year’s ‘Love Tape’ brought a sexuality and singular strangeness to the current world of sound art and drone tape explorers. Loosely standing in her own realm of sensual psychedelic synth abstractions, Silvia Kastel’s ‘Love Tape’ and now ‘Something There’ are slower creeping shadows of her howling collaborative work with like-minded avant garde artists like Ninni Morgia and Gary Smith. For ‘Something There’ she is operating a Tenori-On to create darker maps of rhythmic paranoia meditations and whispering seance smoke. Evolving aural shapes of foil cave drones, metallic ringing echoes and aged misty docks. Bells made up of all elements and many shapes give up voices new and old rippling towards the surface and back down. A dream creeper, for sure. Silvia Kastel ‘Something There’ (GLD 026) c32, pro duplicated and on shell printing cassette tapes. Double sided and scored J-Card. Ltd 75 copies.
GLD029: Henry Dawson – ‘The Thunder of Wonder’ C18
Henry Dawson stands out from the crowd of synthesizer wizards for the sheer emotive power of the harsh abstract soundscapes he creates. ‘The Thunder of Wonder’ is a total mindfuck of dual joys and spiraling anxieties. A sonic stash of synapse bong bubbles, bug flutters, psi-fi shakedowns, ‘Runaway’ spiders, and mental reboots. Henry Dawson enters your skull, smokes yr brain, and calls it a day!! Recorded by Seth Graham and Mastered by Robert Beatty. Henry Dawson ‘The Thunder of Wonder’ (GLD 029) c18, pro duplicated and on shell printing cassette tapes. Double sided and scored J-Card. Ltd 75 copies.