Posts Tagged ‘Spectrum Spools’

Sightings: Container, “Protrusion”

Thursday, October 20th, 2011


Nashville’s Ren Schofield has established himself in the East Coast underground through his alchemistic cassette label I Just Live Here and the harsh oscillator/tape/guitar drones of his God Willing releases. For Container’s debut, LP – on the continually impressive, John Elliott-run Editions Mego imprint Spectrum Spools – Schofield speeds into high gear with an abstract, beat-based electronic pursuit that retains the damaged, minimal aesthetic of his previous output. “Protrusion’s” motorik-propelled industrial warble-tech thrusts minds and bodies into diasporas as trilling as the track’s own rapidly vibrating movements. I cannot say whether or not Container’s LP necessarily wants you to dance, but I strongly challenge you to try keeping two-(four)-on-the floor a few beats in.

Container: “Protrusion”

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Words: Mary Katherine Youngblood

LP is sold out at the source. Check online distributors Forced Exposure, Experimedia, etc. OR, grip one when you catch Container live with Unicorn Hard-On at the Avant Ghetto show at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Monday, 10/24

Sightings: Bee Mask, “Elegy For Beach Friday”

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Philadelphia’s Chris Madak, aka Bee Mask, produces medium-specific, high-caliber synthesized compositions with mind-altering intent beyond the scope of what one might “check out” to while having their tarot cards read.  Elegy For Beach Friday is an artist-selected retrospective of his nearly decade-long limited edition cassette and CDr output, reimagined, rereedited and remastered for double LP release on fellow Clevelander John Elliott’s Specturm Spools imprint. Portentous bells and chimes ring throughout the title track’s harmoniously discordant drone, its meticulously stripped-down ambience suggesting an affinity for tasteful simplicity amid the heady complexities of serious experimental music. More than a lament over lost time, Madak’s elegy feels like a celebration of Bee Mask’s past, closing one chapter so that others may be revealed.

Bee Mask: “Elegy For Beach Friday”

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Words: Mary Katherine Youngblood

Bee Mask interview with Telecult Powers‘ Witchbeam on WFMU.

Elegy For Beach Friday colored vinyl is now sold out at the source. Grip one from online distributors Forced Exposure , Kudos, or the like — before it’s too late. Bee Mask’s second Spectrum Spools LP release is slated for early 2012.