CRANK STURGEON – ‘OUR NEW BOWER’ C30
CRANK STURGEON has been swimming with Huso Huso for too long. Mind-addled and limbs half colded-off, can barely work a tape player no more. Did we tell you sad story about a guy with no erase head, only loops tripping over themselves now. Side A is piano-y, but soon gets lost and ends up busting static walls into the brittle quagmire of the Western dusk. Side B is bouncing all over the place, cacophony latte please. Long loops, gibbering and static are guided by a hand once noble, now seen in solid gunge by 20 years of madness. CRANK STURGEON’s last cask of wine is floating in the Atlantic tonight, we can prove it. Edition of 40 tapes in toddler blue, with cold-hearted Bear-rain body art.
PETALS – ‘I’VE NEVER BEEN VERY GOOD…’ C40
PETALS aka KJS has been making music from outside with his cats and thoughts for a while now – mostly stitching together rusted hooks, and glittering sonic fish nets. I’VE NEVER BEEN VERY GOOD… sees him cutting deep swathes into the tolerant deposits of drone and atmospherica that encircle Province Town (his ancestral home). 20 minutes of air conditioning “zombie massage” and meditative racket-pop sprawl across each side of this cassette, that’s a full 40 min journey into the sparkling sub/unconscious. A fine cassette to commemorate wake up of a morning, or retiring of an evening. 33 tapes, “hiding under the blanket” covers.