Friday, January 8, 2016


Released in conjunction with Big Hole's "Proxy" set, this album features my own rework of some Peter Sotos material, his deeply disturbing spoken word/sound collage album "Buyer's Market."  I completed this piece quite awhile ago but felt working with Sotos material might be just a bit too obvious, as his themes and interests are so closely intertwined with a certain aesthetic strain of HNW work.  But after hearing The Ebony Tower and Gender Sabotage's gargantuan split release based on Sotos' Selfish, Little: The Annotated Leslie Ann Downey, i felt that this material could indeed be handled deftly, an audio echo of Sotos' terrifying vision of violence and cultural culpability.
My piece is a 73 minute ANW style composition, deeply bassy and rich in distorted textures.  I find it very unsettling and somewhat creepy to listen to, perhaps owing to the disturbing nature of the original recording, but perhaps also owing to the overall black hole style sonic approach i took to the material.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.


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