Limited to 40 copies – 12″ edition of Bodies Under The Waterfall’s first solo release. Pressed on clear vinyl with custom packaging.
George Royle returns under his Bodies Under The Waterfall alias with his first solo release. Since making his debut on Forwind’s Angry Ambient Artists Vol.2 split he has sharpened his tools and come up with a set of full blooded headphone fillers with the now constant presence of the personal and political in sharp focus.
The daily bludgeon of some of the worst human attributes is alluded to in the opening track ‘Degrade’. It sets the scene for what’s instore with a grainy piece of dark drone that touches on the kind of isolationism being practiced and felt at so many levels on planet earth 2018. ‘Echo Chamber’ follows with an obvious nod to the conversational cul de sacs that have become par for the course in the most acute way in recent times. But that’s not the sole purpose here. There’s uplift and relief too, a sense that a corner could be turned.
Limited Edition 12″ Clear Vinyl, comes with download code included in the sleeve:Once upon a time in the days of the Belgian Franc, Chantal Acda made the acquaintance Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, and the two became fast friends through a mutual love of disco bowling, and 1970’s Danish scary movies. They first collaborated with vocals together on the infamous last track, ‘The Struggle’ on Mr. Wiltzie’s 2004 ‘The Dead Texan’ (kranky)
A new collaborative project from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and William Trevor Montgomery. Both musicians played together in Tarantel and Moholy-Nagy. Cantu-Ledesma also runs the superb Root Strata label, releasing solo material under his own name (including a recent LP on Type), and also plays in The Alps. Montgomery also releases music under Lazarus, The Drift and Believer.
This project was originally conceived and composed as a soundtrack to an unreleased western. The 14 tracks on this record are beautifully delicate, textured, sparse pieces ranging from slow acoustic reflective moments, to fully electric strumming, they capture the feel a western perfectly. It’s a shame the film never made it out, because judging by the music it would’ve been a beautiful spectacle.
The project was was recorded by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and William Trevor Montgomery and mixed at studio Lamantia, the record was mastered by Greg Davis. The image on the cover is a still from a Paul Clipson film, whose films have previously featured the music of Jefre, Barn Owl, Tarantel, Gregg Kowalsky and Metal Rouge. Sleeve layout by Jefre. Pressed on 140 gram black virgin vinyl. Limited to 500 copies
BR worked with Adam Kriney of La Otracina and Owl Xounds on the Owl Xounds/Family Battle Snake split cassette back in May 2007, and its great to have this raging free jazz improv psyche out bunch back on Blackest Rainbow again for this awesome LP.