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Howard Stelzer has been committed to his blend of challenging-yet-evocative tape collage for years. Upon close examination, however, you'd be hard pressed to draw any definite conclusions. It's almost as if he is compelled to create, without any specific reason why. All that's known is that it must happen.
This album represents two extremes of Howard's style. All recorded live; the A-side demonstrates a skeletal, distant and difficult journey through texture, repetition and sound, challenging the listener to endure harsh tones, subtle scratches, spacial ambiance and rhythmic minutia. The B-side offers a shift in mood; muffled tones, and moody ambiance flow with a cinematic drama.
This album will leave you scratching your head and questioning all your preconceptions of "music."
released May 2, 2017
Cassette music live in Florida, June 2016.
“Sun Pass” recorded live at the Cameo Theater, Ft. Lauderdale. “Team Rodent” recorded live at University Club, Gainesville. “Sun Trust” recorded live at the Gallery Film House, Tampa. “Big Rod” recorded by Rosie Actor-Engel live at the Miami International Performance Art Festival, Churchill’s Pub, Miami. Mastered by HS at the Hotel Amnesia (Lowell, MA), July 2016.
Thank you: Chris Donaldson, Jason Crumer, Rosie Actor-Engel, and Charo Ocquet.
A warm, creamy kind of electronic psychedelia that invites deep exploration, soaring fantasies, and a comfortable seat from which to survey the majesty of life's feast. Favorite release of 2016. Josh Landes