Genre: Free Noise / Free Improv / Experimental
01 Miles Runs The Batteries Down
02 Mucus Caverns
03 Fare Thee Well Fairy Morsel
01 Gang Bang
02 Feedback Love
03 Mucho Ouzo
04 Lou Rawls Memorial Percussion Orchestra
This cassette release presents mixed works which are a result of
collaboration between three artists. They are Michael Thomas Jackson, Marc
Zajack and Brian Osborne. All of them are more or less popular and pretty
active in American DIY free improv & free noise scene. In fact, there is no
track on the cassette where all of them play together, it's more like a
mixtape containing lives, mixes and reworks.
Michael Thomas Jackson is from North Carolina (previously Memphis). He runs
Primecuts Recordings and used to
run Xkurzhen Sound (founded in 1985). His projects and collaborations
include Eugene Chadbourne, Katsuyuki Itakura, Thomas Dimuzio, O.N.E.,
Skoweyajeed, Rompecabeza, Viktimized
Karcass, Zan Hoffman, Hal McGee, Rafael Flores, David Fox, Ian Davis,
Choptsicks, Bruce Eisenbeil, Chris Phinney, Jerry's Finger, George Steeltoe
Ensemble, Isolation, Spool Ensemble and
many others. He's a multi-instrumentalist.
Marc Zajack hails from Philadelphia. He stands behind
Deep Fried Tapes (limited and short run
cassettes, of course) and different projects (Sharks with Wings, Pima Group,
George Steeltoe Ensemble, Blastocyst, Drunk Decade, Doo Doo Butter and
Brian Osborne plays percussion. He is active for about 15 years now and is
more into New Music. The current projects are George Steeltoe Ensemble,
Blastocyst, Paper Leg(s) and DOSDEDOS.
One can see an addiction to cassette noise and improv scene in this release
(ha, each artist prefers to be released on tape or vinyl and 2 out of 3 run
cassette labels). As usual, the cassette is simply and a bit not carefully
done: screenprinted black and white cover and copied paper inside, clear
white tape with a snake on one side. Kinda "simply beautiful".
The sound of different compositions and reworks always changes: from
screaming electronic chaos to lovely feedback. Snake Side is opened with
powerful free-noise mixing high and low tones together which is several
tracks long. Then we hear some drones and some more free noise with lots of
percussion clash and scratching sounds plus some voice.
The beginning of Blank side succeeds to completely suck you in this noise
whirlwind, then Michael Thomas Jackson gives you some love. Feedback Love.
That's how the track's called. Live feedback is mixed with dizzy scratches
and clicks and causing vertigo-like effects. And it has this stange drums
part in the end. Hell, yeah! Bizzare and really great percussion (with MTJ
fucking a cassette) ends the tape.
All in all, fan stuff, without a doubt. Grab it if you're into. But if
you're not - it's still simple and cool.