CORY STRAND "THE DIAMOND SEA: A REINTERPRETATION" C90 (AOW 428)
Crumbling, distant, and severely DEEP ANW reworks of Sonic Youth's seminal track, the epic "The Diamond Sea." This song was pretty much the template for my band the Kafka Dreams, and the level of formless, gorgeous noise SY creates on this track were the zone we all aspired to arrive at collectively during our live performances (echoes of our approach can still very much be heard in Dreamless, especially during our very infrequent live performances.) I spent MONTHS reworking this track and creating these pieces, trying to get at the right sound; many prior attempts were trashed and destroyed. These two pieces are exactly what I want them to be. If you've enjoyed my work as Eugene Critchley, you'll enjoy this cassette as well. 90 minutes of epic, bass-heavy sonorous drift.
Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.