Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thorn - solace of noise (2018)

Album: solace of noise EP
Style: Punk, No Wave, Basement Tapes, Garage
Release: 2018
Me - music, guitar, drum kit, percussion, accordion, piano
Raul Dorn - words, singing, chattering 
Matt Thorne - additional guitar on "Stoner Girl"
Where the fuck is Lamb?

Cover photo: Micaela Adams

After a 30 year break, some of the members of AOS collaborate on three noisome garage tracks from their basements spread out across the western US of A. This one was intended to satisfied an itch I had for some stupid punk songs. Getting Raul involved, of course, ruined any chance of things staying stupid, and Matt saved Stoner Girl from being stuck in inept guitar purgatory. Raul and I have another batch of decidedly non-punk songs in the works, out sometime this year. Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sister Black Lagoon

First it was the The Sisters Doom, now Sister Black Lagoon. More from the fertile roots of the Las Cruces, NM music scene circa the mid 1980's Raul, from AOS and his long time collaborator Alex have let their first EP as Sister Black Lagoon drop. Since fishy love was all the rage at the is time for you to give it a try yourself.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sisters Doom; Dynamo Stairs

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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I-25 - various artists (1988)

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. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Out Standing Rock - Turqouiz Noiz - Sweat Lodge (2016)

The perfect soundtrack for your road trip to North Dakota. Punk rock. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Vague Choir - Great Big Fight

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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

the door and the window-singing on the roof

From Bendle's garden...

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

aphronesis: improvisations and interludes; music for repaired piano - aboombong (2016)

artist: aboombong
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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dynamo Stairs - DImwit (2016)

The latest from the most active Choke alumnus. Tight.

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