CORY STRAND "EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE" C60 (VAGARY RECORDS)
My entry in James Killick's rebooted "Infinity Series" is probably one of my favorite things I've recorded lately, a gorgeous expanse of hyperkinetic vaguely melodic ambient noise walls that somehow subvert the form but hold to its tenets as well. I think of myself primarily as a drone/ambient artist who also swims in the HNW pool, so being invited to contribute to this prestigious series was a huge honour for me, and I hope I've done it justice. If you've enjoyed my work in the past, you'll love this one (at least I think you will). Utilizing Meat Loaf's flawless song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" as well as elements from the songs "Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)" and "Everything Louder Than Everything Else" (a song so awesome and anthemic that I stole the title for this release!) as source material, this tape is shot through with a desperate yearning and a profound sense of want. It is simply massive! It will also numb you into submission with its ridiculous repetition, a sort of krautrock destructathon. I have 2 copies available for sale, and it's already sold out through Vagary. Don't snooze on it! $8 ppd. in the United States, $20 rest of world.