Thursday, May 31, 2012
EGS023: Lead Stones - Heaven b/w Bottle Goblins 7"
Yup, you read that correctly, it says 7" (as in seven inch vinyl record). EGS, in association with These Are My Bongos, is making our first (and long overdue) foray into the money pit. Two new Lead Stones songs recorded in the EGS studio pressed onto black or white vinyl by Brooklyn Phono. Heaven is a swirling slice of high energy psych-drone, complete with screaming slide guitars and kaleidoscopic organ. On the flip side, Bottle Goblins is a cool dip in a sea of warm jelly. Loping keyboard bass and buzzing synth lay out beneath a breezy guitar melody that gently blows the cobwebs from the furthest corners of your mind. It's already available to download or stream, and we should have physical copies in a month or so. Give it a listen and pre-order if you like what you hear.
EGS024: Octo Puce - RGB
It's been way too long and a lot has happened since the last time I updated. For starters, EGS is very, very pleased to have released RGB, the debut tape from Octo Puce. Octo Puce is Carol Santel, and RGB is a sort of reverse-Chromesthesia. Here's a little bit more about both the music and the artist in her own words:
"What became RGB was, at first, just a game I created for myself. It was an experiment in applying to sound, a set of rules that govern something completely unrelated to music. The first thing that came to mind was taking the red, green, and blue values given to a color in its digital incarnation and converting them to Hz. 230:92:140, taken from a pale sinewy pink, to my surprise contained seemingly endless reverberation of howling intervals--multiplying in number and giving into themselves. Recorded in October 2011 with little preparation, and all in one take, it's 12 or so minutes are the outpouring of what I had been absorbing not only from seminal musicians like La Monte Young and Pauline Oliveros, but also from my peers I deeply respect--AR Plovnick, Long Distance Poison, and Opponents among others. 89:183:227 is a other-worldly blue sampled from the skies in photos I took while driving through the farmland of the Czech Republic. Together they create the sonic equivalent of the flesh and the ether."