Way back at the beginning of my work on MS, I posted several privately issued missives from this mindfuckingly wonderful and still extant project of ex-Homosexuals main mover Jim Whelton and his Homosexuals-connected accomplices Lepke Buchwalter (Milk From Cheltenham) and Ted Barrow (Orchestre Murphy/Up Murphy Street etc) that were only intended for the ears of those in their inner circle. WFMU/Wire Magazine's Dave Mandl is either one of these or knows someone who is, as it was via this fine gentleman that these sounds made their way to me long ago. Aah...but it seems that there was one more sense deranging epic from the DTCD camp still loitering in Mr. Mandl's shelves though and now, thanks to him, this last piece of the puzzle is here for your collective perusal and lemme tell ya...it's a beaut. Issued sometime between the late 90's and early 00's (anyone with more specific info, do tell...), Abyss alternately mines a vein of detourned media as sonic miasma and concocts cascades of faux-spooky/campy narcoleptic wooze ala L.A. Free Music Society's Extended Organ and Solid Eye, though their penchant for snarky media manipulation renders the results a bit more caustic on the palate than the doings of the LAFMS.
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