Lots going on from the Las Cruces alumni this month.
First up is The Sisters Doom from Vague Choir leader Mark Earnest. Roots metal hitting all the right notes. Just straight up, balls out, rock. Buy it.
Next up two from Dynamo Stairs spanning 30 years of creativity. David Liso of Choke has been releasing music as Dynamo Stairs for 30 years. This month he has released new music and a great historical re-issue of his first release. This one includes unreleased tracks from 30 years ago and a pristine re-mastering of the original cassette release from 1988.
And, impossible to ignore is a new plead for sanity from Dynamo Stairs with new songs in a well-practiced mode,
Seasoned. Check it.
An old buddy from Las Cruces just posted this compilation from 1988 on his Soundcloud. It includes AOS and a one-off project I was in called Ferdinand and Imelda's Ragtime Band (with Grant from Choke) Lots of variety from the spectrum of mid-eighties college underground styles and future members of Vague Choir, & Jonny Cats. Those of you who pay attention to posts here will recognize Gahenna Noy$ Choir, The Young Professionals, and Dynamo Stairs (still going strong almost 30 years later). Digitizing this has been on my to-do list for ages, so thanks to David Wheeler (of Studio 603) for this.
New track from Las Cruces electro-duo Sister Black Lagoon. Featured on vocals is Raul Dorn, singer for AOS. Raul is, of course, also a visual artist. Check out his work here: https://www.facebook.com/rauldornart/.
The latest from Vague Choir. Vague Choir is headed up by now guitairist, and former Splayfeet drummer/frontman Mark Earnest and is at the center of the flourishing Reno, Nevada genreless genre scene. Check it out.
Also check out Mark's cover of a couple of old AOS tracks here.
album: aphronesis: improvisations and interludes; music for repaired piano
release date: June 2016
style: ambient, new age, musique concrète
player: aboombong, piano, treatments
equipment: restored 1906 Hobart M. Cable Piano (upright), surface pro, audacity
An album of contemplative music for unreasonable times.