Saturday 29 December 2018

Corinthian and Limacher - Disappearance Exhibitions (2018)

This tape is one of our highlights from the past year. We got a taste of this collaboration between ambient experimentalist Corinthian (Evangelos Lambrinoudis II) and pianist Mark Limacher at the 2017 edition of Sled Island, and this year saw the release of their 10 days of recording at the National Music Centre. The result is quite excellent - especially on tracks like "Virgin Angel" and "Arctangent" where Corinthian's pulsing drums and swirling synths leave just enough space for Limacher's understated piano figures.

Get the tape via the Deep Sea Mining Syndicate/Corinthian bandcamp.

Friday 28 December 2018

Mademoiselle - Choke (2018)

We've got a couple of tapes sitting in the increasingly stagnant CCPS offices that we should probably try to post before the end of the year. So, here goes - here's a lovely pink and delightfully unapologetic tape to start with getting us through the backlog.

Mademoiselle do a lot with just bass, drums and an attitude that is somehow both positive and self-deprecating at the same time. We've seen this duo a bunch of times, and they never fail to bring a smile to our faces while making us raise our fists in defiance. It's scrappy, raw and political - all the things punk rock really should be.

Get it via the Mademoiselle bandcamp.

Thursday 27 December 2018

Peter Moller and Randy Hutton - Ringside Maisie (1980)

Well, it's been a while, huh? Normally, we'd come up with an excuse, but... well, there just hasn't been a lot to post recently. Except this, which we had to go to Seattle to finally find a copy to call our own.

Ringside Maisie is (a) a 1941 film starring Ann Sothern and (b) an album of improvisational music featuring percussionist Peter Moller and acoustic guitarist Randy Hutton. Hutton is unknown to us, but we're quite familiar with Moller's works with the Rip Chords, Ten Foot Henry's and last year's collaboration with ex-Lucy Show (and former Calgarian) Mark Bandola. Unlike the sugary pop that colours Moller and Bandola's Sacrificial Leaves, Ringside Maisie is sparse and, uh, improvised.

Get your ringside seat here.