Afterlife is Ryan McGill (Cliffsides) and Franklin Teagle (Cenote Glow), two Georgia natives currently residing in New York. They’ve put out some amazing tapes over the years but on this, their debut vinyl, they left no crevice of their past oeuvre unexplored while continuing to press onward and upward. Field recordings and percolating electronics merge into a rich tapestry of crystal clear transcendence, hitting you straight in the third eye. This is a portrait of two artists at the top of their game. While there’s certainly no shortage of synth jammers out there, these guys are operating in a world of their own and this album is a stunning testament to that fact. AFTERLIFE- Infinite Ceiling by Hooker Vision Black vinyl. Edition of 300. Mastered by Lawrence English.
Pierrot Lunaire- Theme for Ascension and Eternal Love (HIV104)
Since we first introduced Pierrot Lunaire to the world, via his mind-altering masterpiece debut, Turn Back the Hands of Time, we felt it was only right to release his first work on vinyl as well. More of a miniature album than a single, this 7” is the total manifestation of Pierrot. Leading off with a sidelong sax and electronics slow burner, Lunaire guides you gently down the rabbit hole as disembodied vocals and junk oscillations begin to soar and collide around you like psilocybic fireworks. On the B side, we’re guided through a labyrinthian tapestry of cut-up waltzes and ballads. All the while, Lunaire croons maniacally; a mythic cosmic joker. Pierrot Lunaire- Hypnotique (excerpt) by Hooker Vision Translucent green vinyl with white and green label. Full color jackets with double-sided insert. Art by Grant Evans and John DeNizio. Edition of 200.
905 Tapes head honcho, Mike Haley, takes a break from Wether and drops this collection of languid synth pieces under his newest guise, Spectrum Tickets. The synths on Anyajegy, far from the harsher zones of Wether, percolate nervously atop a bed of buzzing drones, adding a touch of paranoia to your mellow. SPECTRUM TICKETS- untitled (excerpt) Edition of 100.
Aphid Palisades- III c36 (HIV122)
Ryan Connolly (Sundrips, Fadeaway, etc.) and Lee Tindall (Belarisk, YDLMIER, etc.) push Aphid Palisades into increasingly loftier dimensions as they continue to develop their unique approach to sound. As evidenced on their previous two releases, there exists in their music a striking balance between harmony and chaos. Throughout III, the washes of pastoral bliss are anchored by soft bursts of welcome, never intrusive, noise. APHID PALISADES- untitled (excerpt) Edition of 100.