905.171: DEREK ROGERS – ‘OF WEIGHT, PHANTOM PAIN’ C62
rogers drops a charmer, per usual, with five high spirited intoxications. warm and glowing dreamboats on this guy. imagine drinking whiskey on the sun. don’t imagine it. do it.
905.170: MIKE SHIFLET – ‘NATURE SEEN’ C20
field recordings, analog/digital synths, comps, and guitars all juiced together by mike shiflet, creating some truly beast sound statues. the unprocessed songs of birds (uncredited) overwhelmed by unwonted drone and audio balloon art.
905.169: VALES – ‘PENTRESS’ C49
vales just auctioned off his dog and house to purchase mad modules for his new synth-setup. he’s homeless and man’s-best-friendless but it’s all worth it cause the patches are infinite and the crystals that spill out of the speakers look pretty. craziest vales shit you’re ears will look at all year. the entire tape was inspired by a trip to the old country.
905.168: SPARKLING WIDE PRESSURE – ‘PAST MASTER’ C31
frank baugh’s swp project shouldn’t be a stranger to anyone at this point. he’s been releasing guitar/etc bliss piss in sky toilets across the multiiverse for a bit now. pretty much leaving a mark on every cassette label worth mentioning. that may be hyperbole, but what isn’t is that ‘past master’ is matchless in modern unharsh ambient harshness. i think some of this is nine inch nails 45rpms played at 1rpm. probably not, but that would be cool. this is cool.
905.167: WETHER + PARASHI split C57
three wether cuts. a live track recorded at the 2012 voice of the valley noise rally in pentress, wv captured by chris donofrio and two much damper, slow churners by way of home built electronics and synths recorded a few years back. parashi (finally) makes his 905 debut with three of his own. his jams dig deeper and deeper, ping-ponging from sparse bubbles and babbles to thickset rasps. it’s like you’re stuck in a narcotic-head’s hard drive while he is defragging and playing minesweeper. it’s a zone for sure.
905.165: ROMAN WOLFE – ‘YLEM’ C30
mr. donovan fazzino’s 905 follow up to 2010’s ‘yelm’ c62 burner. this is synthesizer music slightly beyond new age. it’s nude age. an age where everyone just wears lasers and good vibes.