Thursday, March 7, 2013

ELM RECORDINGS


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new haven, CT noise guru and guitarist kryssi battalene sent me three new fabulous tapes from her label, ELM RECORDINGS. the label has a gorgeous aesthetic, aka the art on the tapes totally rule and they sound fantastic. a little about each one -

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ARABIAN BLADE is a CT based duo whose focus is on slow, creepy, and minimal, synth jams. each piece starts slowly and reaches a modest climax of pure ambient euphoria. the website describes their music as calling "the listener into a disturbed world in slow motion" and that is exactly how i felt while mellowing out to this 30 minute gem. the cassette includes pyschedlic art by the imfamous mike haley of 905 tapes. 

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COLORGUARD is kryssi's prepared turntable project and although somewhat minimal, it is considerably the most chaotic (at times) of the 3 tapes. CHANNELS is short and sweet and quite beautiful at times (side B specifically). she has multiple release and has played a vital roll in new havens thriving noise scene - her attention is well deserved. great tape! 

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THE PALE LIGHT by swedish/norwegian noise artist JON ERIKSON is yet another killer tape - here we have a quick and extremely tasteful 15 minutes of well controlled and composed noise that at times features beautiful and haunting, completely blown out tonal qualities. this i like. alot…

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ELM RECORDINGS is highly reccomended - the new batch is a solid collection of educated and well thought out experimental music that is making new haven a very special place. 

check it out HERE

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