Following my posts of the first two volumes of this ongoing (?) compilation series, here's the long awaited third installment, and as was the case with the previously posted volumes, this was issued as a set of four 3" CDR's in a boxset, each containing one artist per disc and each installment limited to 50 copies. And now on to the contents at hand:
DISC 1: Nether Dawn & Little Skull-A Dog's Hair Reverie
Fragile, desolate and wandering electric guitar duets that ultimately rouses itself from it's heat haze mirage dreamtime reverie and launches into an unexpected barrage of coruscating subterranean desolation vibes. Interesting moves from two fixtures of the New Zealand underground; one being Nether Dawn's Antony Milton (who also operates under the monikers A.M. & Myrtu and runs the Pseudoarcana imprint), the other Dean Brown, who's issued a CDR on Milton's label as well as two impossible to find lathe cut polycarbonate discs.
DISC 2: C.J.A.-Ich Lieb
Clayton Noone is another long time fixture on the Kiwi sub-underground free rock scene, having released numerous outings under both the C.J.A. heading and as Armpit, Wolfskull, The Futurians etc. While grokking the concept of worn/distressed/deliberately poor quality audio as a viable artistic stance, I can't say I got too hot and bothered over this one, but if depressive loner fuzz guitar wanderings recorded on a dictaphone wrapped in cotton wool sounds like your speed, feel free to differ.
DISC 3: Pefkin-The Other Room
aka Gayle from Boa Melody Bar distribution's sweetly quizzical project. Delicately naif in approach, this is a cockeyed drift of accordion, acoustic guitars and chimes/bells/metals periodically (if gently) rent by surrealist atmospheric disturbance.
DISC 4: Bjerga/Iverson-Cosmic Recovery
The umpteenth release by this prolific Norwegian duo of Sindre Bjerga and Jan-Morten Iversen (the former having been featured in last weeks singles post as part of the Kjertl Del Brondo group), these two having issued a flood of micro-press CDR releases across a raft of notable sub-underground imprints over the last several years, and it's a fascinating narcotic soup of subterranean malevolence that these two have cooked up here; one in which I can hear the ghosted/decayed remnants of everything from Zoviet France to Uton to Peter Jefferies within. Highly fascinating work and for my money, the clear standout of this compendium.
Get Nether Dawn and Little Skull via Megaupload Here
Get C.J.A. via Megaupload Here
Get Pefkin via Megaupload Here
Get Bjerga_Iverson via Megaupload Here
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