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|songs from under the floorboards (usa) #floor03 cd|
vic rawlings / howard stelzer “by my side; i am yours” compact disc-recordable
- ... (14:13)
- the free (6:18)
- meeting at cover (5:12)
- breaking cover (2:15)
- in full cry (i am your's) (15:08)
- the death (7:50)
|april 2010 release ; studio compositions from inarguably the greater boston areas finest modified cello & cassette tape duo, as recorded a few years back by jesse kudler down in jamaica plain ...|
having known & having seen these guys individually on the regular for a good decade+, but never having them in this formation, the music here is something of a surprise ; its neither vics austere minimalism punctuated with high bursts of sine-stone static, nor howies relentlessly churning tape-warble ... but in fact a more turn-based music, with each dovetailing through sequences of their respective sounds at a composerly pace ... very nice stuff, and a great recording (i.e. a blend of the duos electronic tones & the actual acoustic presence of their instruments push-button interfaces) ...
|songs from under the floorboards press release...|
floor3 vic rawlings & howard stelzer by my side; i am yours cdr
edition of 100 copies
|this oddly punctuated album of studio compositions for modified cello, open-circuit electronics, cassette tapes, and other detritus was retrieved from intransitives climate-controlled vaults after carefully aging for more than six years. by my side came about at a time when vic rawlings and i were performing lots of duo concerts, and felt that we were pushing ourselves into some strange, exciting territory. we decided to capture what we were doing in a real studio, rather than simply record concerts in situ as best as we could
which at the time, would probably have meant putting one stereo mic in the room and hoping for the best. two days of improvisations in jesse kudlers attic studio were sculpted and massaged over several intense days until this album emerged. and then
nothing happened. were not sure why. the subject of publishing this album would come up every now and then. every time i listened back to the music, id think, hm, this is pretty weird stuff. i should put it out. years later, the rapid fluctuations between narrative tease, passages of high-velocity throttle, and grotesque emptiness seem just as fresh and bafflingly exciting to us as they did when we recorded them.|
rawlings and stelzer are two members of the large ensemble the bsc, along with their compatriots nmperign, mike bullock, chris cooper (fat worm of error, angst hase pfeffer nase), james coleman, and liz tonne. when he isnt teaching rock guitar to kids in the suburbs, rawlings builds electronic instruments, makes a mess of a perfectly nice cello, and performs in the groups n.r.a. (with ricardo aria and tatsuya nakatani) and mawja (with mazen kerbaj and mike bullock). stelzer is tired of writing about himself in the third person, so today he wont do it.
first edition of 100 pro-duplicated cdrs in jewel case with full-color artwork. design by justin myers (tone filth).
out now on songs from under the floorboards, a division of intransitive recordings.