Here’s a sample from the review: [Videll’s] is a sound enriched by undertones, by the flexing buzz that pinpoints its central nervous system, even though the attitude is quite cool, collected. Videll embellishes surfaces with bountiful slow-motion drama, fermented by the expert nimble ear of Mark Beazley on the mastering deck.
Tag Cloud is Chris Videll, who has distilled his decades of appreciation of ambient drone and experimental music to its most basic elements, and imbued with depth and emotion. Slow Light is a moving collection of four pieces, encompassing synthesizer explorations, textured drones, and hidden melody. It is Videll’s fifth release as part of his Tag Cloud project and Fuzzy Panda Recording Company’s first cassette release(!).
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.
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.