We have a brand new album out! It’s called DEATHLESS, by Small Craft. It’s ambient drone and the CDs selling fast, which is weird, because it’s ambient drone. Small Craft just played some shows in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in support of the album and will be playing shows around Washington, D.C. in the not-so-distant future.
Jeffrey Prosser, a D.C. graphic designer and integral part of the Washington, D.C. experimental music scene as both musician and promoter, passed away on April 3, 2015. He was an exceedingly sweet and generous man with many friends across D.C.’s various music and arts scenes and beyond. Shortly after his death, two memorial concerts were organized in Adams Morgan and Fredericksburg, Virginia. Now, some of his musician friends have put together a compilation in his honor, titled Thirsty and Miserable, a phrase Jeffrey was particularly fond of.
The compilation features twenty-one artists (twenty-two for the downloadable version) who knew and loved Jeffrey, featuring both locals and musicians from farther afield. The artwork includes designs by Jeffrey, including art for flyers he designed to promote shows around the DC area. Proceeds from sales of the compilation go to Bread for the City, a charity selected by the Prosser family.
DJ Jukie Jinx + Timmy Sells His Soul. This is the most frenetic thing we’ve released. It’s like a mix of vaporwave and Melt Banana. Other than that, the best thing to do is to listen this insane EP from two extremely creative people.
A few new releases are on the way! Oddly enough, two are by bands that capitalize their entire band names.
FACE-EATERS OF HONG KONG is up first. Their debut EP, EATING FACES EP, will be available in August on a pay what you want basis. It was recorded in Texas and DC and sounds like super crazy music from the future.
After that, we’ll have the debut of the cross-country drone band RETIREMENT. Based in DC and California, RETIREMENT does glacially-paced intense drones. Their EP is brought to you by Small Craft and STUPID CHILDREN.
We will also be releasing a drone compilation, featuring a number of great artists from DC. There will be more on this later, but it sounds awesome.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Vents Program has made public a series of underwater recordings of whales, ships, unknown sounds, and even earthquakes. Timmy Sells His Soul, Tag Cloud, and Immanent Voiceless made tracks using only these sounds.
This album should be played over headphones or large speakers, loudly, to enjoy fully the waves of feedback and reverb. It contains recordings of chainsaws, a woodchipper, the Ojibwe language, synthesizers (hardware, software, and iPhone), and piccolo bass.