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|table of the elements (usa) #toe 093 lp|
ateleia / benjamin curtis “baghdad batterie (clear vinyl)” one-sided long playing record
|may 2008 release ; the second in the 2008 guitar series, featuring james “ateleia” elliott & benjamin curtis’ heavily processed guitars over a wall of distorted / crunked casio beats ... fans of mid-90s too-pure spec (seefeel, specifically - this could almost be a “pure/impure” out-take ...) take note ...|
|table of the elements press release...|
ateleia and benjamin curtis
table of the elements celebrate its 15th anniversary with the w3cond disk in its guitar series vols. 3 & 4, a 12xlp romp of deviant fretnoise by some of experimental music’s most prominent players, including christian fennesz, thurston moore, and sunn o)))’s stephen o’malley.
on baghdad batterie, ateleia and benjamin curtis fuse splendidly, as perfectly synchronized audio alchemists, and when they dip their axes in a vat of liquid electronica, the transmutation is complete: thick, glistening beats throb and undulate, without a tell-tale twang in sight. baghdad batterie is a fabulous piece of laptop psychedelia, and certain to delight fans of curtis and elliott’s previous collaboration, the exhilarating school of seven bells ep, face to face on high places.
the packaging of this vinyl-only release is similarly spectacular. it’s a one-sided, 12-inch lp, pressed on clear vinyl; the reverse is laser etched with an original illustration by acclaimed uk artist savage pencil, whose credits include album art for the fall, big black, and sonic youth. it’s a limited-edition pressing, so get it while you can – disks from the label’s original guitar series in 1993/1994 are now some of collectorville’s must coveted treasures.