Monday, June 17, 2013

Jailbird - S/T (House of Alchemy 066)

dank dread never felt so good.  peace and love to my friends at Humboldt Relief :)

  Jailbird flew the coop to disseminate these dank drones that furtively unfurl to reveal its sinister purpose.   The self-titled tape, released on House of Alchemy, is a collaboration between Husere Grav and Wm. Berger.  Just knowing that this is a project of Husere Grav, who made a fine contribution to the Stunned discography, is enough to excite one about the sonic possibilities on offer.  Brooding and ominous, Jailbird exists all around you.  Yet, no one is certain of the precise location.  You see, it exists in the thick tape hiss; the blazing, resonating drones; the oscillating haze; the passing seconds and the dubious future.  On side A, a slow moving drone expands to envelop all denizens in its path.  Before it slightly morphs, a static, virulent drone inculcates a sense of dread in the listener.  Shortly, opaque tones squirm within the slowly moving mass.  Periodic bursts of frayed synth and barely audible plodding tones portentously come into being near the end.  The flip exhibits a different character, as charged layers of sound modulate and resonate - vigorous tones that flare, dissipate and resurrect.  Vibrant and unconstrained, it is soon consumed by an amorphous, yet expansive body of sound.

The pernicious artwork alone made the trichomes and hairs on my nug quiver.  Released in an edition of 100, it is part of the recent batch that includes an awesome tape from Sheldon Siegel, Three Euro Breakfast.  Secure your copy of Jailbird directly from House of Alchemy.

peace and love, friends :)  .