Molten Bird

Helios says :
40 Minutes of Field Recording Based Soundscapes, 17 Minutes of Guitar/Drum Drone Interplay, 7 Minutes of Fast Paced Percussion based delicately arranged psychedelic wierdness. 1 Hour of Coolness.
Sounds include : grapefruit, seed pods, a tree being shook, bells, dogs, swamp cooler, wind chimes, rain, gongs, tape recorder, big drum, marimba, radiator, stairwell, parking garage, tape recordings of david levick, jesse weight, and other people unknown to me, flourescent light, the denver botanic gardens, flower pots, metal bins, a different stairwell, harpsichord strings, a different radiator, security guard, a different marimba, plant convention, cactus contest, fountain, voice in a huge abandoned basement, casiotone beats and flute, electric guitar, acoustic drumset, electric drumset, broken guitar, breaking glass, car passing by, broken piano, voice and feedback, thrown cymbals, organ, bus stop, solomon the dog, lunch at a sushi resturant, sine wave, different drumset, piano, steel pan, tubular bells, ride cymbal, kids toy reverb microphone, big cymbal, and a different stairwell.

Download Molten Bird IV: My Favorite Broken Analogy

More at Roger Rabbit Rhetoric Records

New Debacle Records Batch

Sam says :
This batch is maybe the most diverse yet. From the guitar meditations of Karnak Temples to the minimal techno haze of STARCIRCLEANATOMY. The industrial psych-noise of Summon Thrull to the internal geometry of Zac Nelson. By far, one of the best overviews of what I think Debacle is all about.
This is just the start, expect a few more waves before our huge Debacle Fest 2011 happening in Seattle on Aug 18th through the 21st. I will send out more info about that shortly.

Check out Debacle Records on bandcamp !

Karnak Temples

Adam Svenson of Little Claw, Dull Knife, Du Hexen Hase drops his first solo release! Three long tracks of echoed guitar and daybreak chants. The pieces slowly unfurling, unwind into mantric spirals of lo-fi six-string tessellations. Think of a Jeweled Antler member partying in Dylan Carlson’s basement.

Download The Din Of Light


I met Izaak Schlossman when he was touring with GkfoseVjgoaf and Stag Hare. I really enjoyed what he was doing and told him any time he wanted I would release something I would be ready. Never would I have thought he would have come back with a four song minimal techno masterpiece! Izaak has somehow fused the laid back tape psych-pop of his earlier works with glitchy hazy techno of The Field or Four Tet, and it is breathtaking.

Download Cold/Path

Zac Nelson

The Portland artist behind Hexlove, Chll Pll (with Zach Hill), and Prints brings us his newest album under his given name. The Same Hypnotic Point finds itself balanced between zorched drone outs and freewheeling percussive improv, with off kilter pop edging its way in there. A balanced and beautiful album that haunts me in ways his previous releases only hinted at.

Download The Same Hypnotic Point

Summon Thrull

CDR issue of the recent super limited tape on Rainbow Bridge. Here is what Rainbow Bridge had to say when it was first released: “Carefully composed, dynamic, sonically stimulating noise by Dustin Kochel. You most likely haven't heard of this guy. He is as mysterious as his surreal, abstract collages that seem to flow complexly from one distinct movement to the other. Synths, electronics, found sounds, and who knows what else, pieced together to compile one of the most diverse and interesting noise releases the universe has ever encountered. In fact, everything but an un-moving wall is here. Quiet, dim, haunting drones. Metal tinkering right in your face, and more of it off in the distance like a massive machine operating miles away. Bright synths wavering and pulsing like sound effects from an 80's sci-fi movie. Crushed and distorted thumps and rumbles. Buried human voices. Static-ridden radio clips. Each track has a theme and doesn't venture far off from it's main idea before it ends and the next track begins. If you've got a friend that you want to turn on to noise, give that friend this tape. If he/she doesn't love it, give up.

Download Spire Hell Heap

Romantic States

Romantic States is music made by Jim Triplett, of the now hibernating(?) Videohippos, from Baltimore Maryland. Romantic States has so far released three singles on beko-dsl, and a full length cassette on Tater Junction.

This most recent release is a six song EP titled “Still Petals”, coming out on beko-dsl, a French net-label with releases by Memoryhouse, Eternal Summers, Wet Hair, Sore Eros, and more. The Still Petals EP was written by Triplett and recorded with the help of sound engineering wizards Jared Paolini and Craig Bowen.

Live performances are made possible with the help of keyboardist Ilenia Madelaire. Notable shows have included Whartscape 2010, Soft Fest 2010, and opening for Future Islands at the Black Cat in Washington DC.

Download Still Petals

John Micah Rapp

Sean says :
John Micah Rapp wrote and recorded a song every day, for six months. The results range from charming and introspective to looming numbers layered with distorted samples and gritty bass lines. Instead of a feeling of alienation or loneliness, these songs carry a sense of wonder and excitement for the unknown. There’s no doubt Rapp successfully explored every nook and cranny of home recording, while unintentionally documenting six months of his life within the 150+ tracks that came out of the project.
'Catharsis' is AD's favorites from these sessions combined on two 60 min tapes. Initial pressing of only 30 copies is available now at Already Dead

Download Catharsis tape 1 / tape 2