Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Episode 89

After creating some of the harshest noise assaults under his Burning Star Core moniker, CS Yeh steps out from behind his violin and processed electronics for a shot at pop. The A side, "In The Blink Of An Eye", starts out with an early 00's bass thump (think early DFA singles) and is followed by some obtuse and muted guitar work. Then his voice (noise fans will have heard this only in the form of Yoko Ono-like vocal workouts) jumps in. Doubled up, we first hear a flat and almost unemotional voice, a bit reminiscent of Jim O'Rourke's, and is coupled with a backup that awkwardly tries to hit the higher notes. May not sound that appealing on paper but it balances out quite well alongside the upbeat music, all of which grows in sonic density as the song progresses. It's all pretty head scratching at first but much like his more experimental work, it grows on you. The flip is a piano-led ballad that is a bit more stark and haunting than the A. Both songs are expertly produced and reveal a side of the musician that I'm sure most would never have even thought possible. Hopefully this is just a taste of things to come from. Great packaging on this too; silkscreened covers on nice textured paper. Sure to be out of print soon. Snatch it here.

CS Yeh "In The Blink Of An Eye" s/t 7" (De Stijl) 2011
Koban "Turn Him On" s/t 7" (Broadway To Boundary) 2011
Sharp Ends "Vacant City" s/t 7" (Mammoth Cave Recording Co.) 2011
Dan Melchior "The Grassy Knoll" The King Of Sheep CS (Scotch Tapes) 2011
Dan Melchior "Atomizer" Assemblage Blues LP (Siltbreeze) 2011
Slug Guts "Town Tied" Howlin' Gang LP (Sacred Bones) 2011
K-Holes "Native Tongues" s/t LP (Hozac) 2011
Primitive Motion "Circle Of Light" Certain Materials 7" (Soft Abuse) 2011
Tyvek "Outer Limits" Third Man Live LP (Third Man) 2011
Strange Attractor "Just Lookin'" Strange Attractor CS (Scotch Tapes) 2011
Lenguas Largas "Endless Sands" s/t LP (Tic Tac Totally) 2011
Women In Prison "Births Of Rot" Strange Waves 7" (Hozac) 2011
Cosmonauts "Dorothy" s/t LP (Permanent) 2011
Purling Hiss "Walking Down The Street" split w/Puffy Areolas 12" (Permanent) 2011 *due April 16
Psychic Paramount "DDB" II LP (No Quarter) 2011
Total Control "Pyre Island" Pyre Island 7" (Hustle Muscle) 2011
Black Zone Myth Chant "Sleeping With The TV On" Straight CS (Winged Sun) 2011
High Wolf "Dream Is Good" Etoile 3030 CS (Not Not Fun) 2011

DOWNLOAD EPISODE 89 here (right click link, then Save As)
*episode MIA, should be up later this week

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