CORY STRAND "THE SOLO ALBUMS: A REINTERPRETATION" 3CDr (AOW 191)
My work with Melvins material continues, this time delving into their homage-cum-narcissistic project from the early 90's. Buzz, Dale, and Joe each released their own solo EP as a play off of KISS doing the same thing years before; while the material on each EP was more outre than usual for the Melvins, there were some typically brilliant moments, from King Buzzo's whisper/menace ballad "Annum" to Joe's epic sludge wipeout "Hands First Flower" to Dale's entirely amazing whole EP (really-each of Dale's four songs are AMAZING.) My rework of this trio of recordings seeks to be as experimental and spontaneous, with a variety of drones, HNW and ANW existing alongside one another, hopefully adding up to an immersive and exhausting aural document.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5-hand-numbered copies. $20 ppd. in the United States, $33 rest of world.