Monday, September 29, 2014

Dylan Golden Aycock - Guitar Meanderings I

Simple beauty exist in the music and presentation of "Guitar Meanderings I" by Dylan Golden Aycock. This is on the label Cabin Floor Esoterica and is superbly packaged and delivered.
Listening to this makes me feel like a neophyte in the world of cassettes. This is my first Cabin Floor Esoterica acquisition and I am looking at #47 on the marker for their releases. 

Dylan Golden Aycock is venerated with patience in his guitar playing. Nothing seems rushed, the strings are effortlessly played with knowledge of space and resonance. This is exemplified by two tracks on the cassette, "Love, The Lord's Lasso" and "Silver Bough". There is also the use of field recordings to diversify the mix. Almost sounding like live out takes from some point in the astronomical day of Dylan Golden Aycock. This representation can be heard on "Sharp As A Razor/Soft As A Prayor" and  "Untitled III". 

With many guitar playing artists rejuvenating this exquisite genre of sounds, listeners have a vast variety of choices. I have been following this genre for many years and can say Dylan Golden Aycock resonates for me. There is an unhurried wisdom in his style and this settles in a pleasant place between my ears.

I purchased my copy at Tomentosa and there are still a few left. They are sold out at Cabin Floor Esoterica, but Dylan Golden Aycock has some available on his Bandcamp page.


Links



Saturday, September 13, 2014

German Army - Social Catalyst

Escaping the past is easy with so much music available. Modern sounds and techniques can create music completely different from what was listened to. Artist today can abandon or copy the past. German Army has grabbed just enough of the frequency of early 80s, and allowed listeners to move forward, still having safe ears in listening pleasure.

The beats and effects on "Social Catalyst"  evoke a diverse trip through a soundscape of cavernous falls. Some light or platform of security and then blackness and unknown sonic beings make themselves present, loud and wondrous. This is early Cabaret Voltaire meets early African Head Charge while listening to a Witchbeam cassette.

Fascinating and simply really good, German Army has always interests me. Sometimes to far advanced for my novice ears, "Social Catalyst" is a release i can keep on flipping over. Out of everything recently being released, Jozik Records delivers another essential cassette for expanding the spectrum of sound. You will be thankful watching theses spools spin, and listening to a German Army release with the ability to appropriate new recruits.

Tomentosa is the place for my purchase. If sold out there Jozik Records still has copies.
Links
A nice read on Tiny Mix Tapes