2006|CDr|X Died Enroute Y|xdey60 [Abstract,
Compiled and remastered in 2005/06 from cassette sources: Poetry And
Motion (1986/87), Appeal (1988), A Noise Supreme (1989) and various
Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies in cardboard sleeve.
DOWNLOAD(mp3 320 kbps 168 mb + covers)
"On tour in 2004 I played a show in New Paltz, NY and Al
Margolis showed up. One of Al's claims to fame is that he ran the
legendary Sound Of Pig label in the 80's, probably the major showcase
for cassette underground music during that time. I had my share of
tapes released on Sound Of Pig and one of them was called "Poetry And
Motion" from 1987, which featured some of my earliest soundworks. Al
brought along a few copies of that tape to the show and somehow Adam
Mokan, who was on tour with us, got ahold of one of these.
Mokan shared "Poetry And Motion" with Steev Thompson (aka Roxanne Jean
Polise & Warmth) who was running the XDEY label. Steev really liked
the tape and asked me if he could re-release it as a limited edition
cd-r. I agreed on condition that I could re-configure the track list
and remaster the compositions, so this project turned into "A Noise
Supreme". (title borrowed from my 1989 tape release)
earliest tracks here are the ones that use drum machine rhythms, 'Big
Thumb' and 'Tribality', these are some of the very first things I
recorded in 1986, experimenting and sorting out what direction I wanted
to go in. It wasn't long before I stopped using the drum machine. This
compilation definitely touches on all aspects of my early work, from
the slow evolving drone masses of 'Appeal' and 'Underground', to the
more cosmic fluxing textures of 'Fata Morgana', to the breakthrough
tracks, 'Receiver' and 'A Noise Supreme', both from 1989, which point
towards the noise-isolationist style of composing revealed on my first
cd release, "Macrophage/The Toil And The Reap"(ND Records, 1992).
thanks to Steev Thompson for the excellent cover graphic which I've
kept from the limited edition release. (original release on cd-r in an
edition of 100 numbered copies)"