Dictaphone collage album.
Everything recorded in December of 2018 on a pair of Sony ICD-PX470 recorders.
1. PLAY THIS ON "SHUFFLE"
2. LISTEN WITH(OUT) DISTRACTION
Dylan Houser: voice, guitar, percussion, banjo, other stuff, pressing the "record" button, some other stuff that I probably don't remember
Miscellaneous other people: etc.
Also: don't let the title fool you. This WILL be an ongoing series of dictaphone collage albums. There WILL be a Volume 2, eventually. and Volume 3, 4, 5, etc. As long as I don't die before assembling/uploading them, there will be follow ups.
I say this because one of my pet peeves is when an artist refers to an album as "Volume 1" but never follow it up with at least one more release called "Volume 2" or something...do they think their album title is just not long enough???
One of my favorite moments on this release: in the middle of "part 8," in the right hand channel, you can hear people yelling at each other. This moment was captured on December 31st, 2018, in Clearwater, FL on US Highway 19 (in front of Clearwater Mall). I was driving and waiting at a traffic light, when this guy two cars in front of me gets out of his vehicle to yell at the person in the car in front of mine (they had apparently cut him off). I missed the part where he yelled "HEY, THERE'S A FUCKIN' DISABLED VETERAN IN OUR CAR!" followed by someone a few cars behind me yelling at him to get back in his car, with him yelling and cursing and flipping those people off before he went back to his car.
Anyways, I hope you, the reader, will enjoy this here release in all of it's scattered glory.
A few months ago (I'm guessing December? My brain is still frazzled from this year's run of recent International Noise Conference shows), I received a lovely card in the mailbox courtesy of EC's own Aimee and Adam Naworal!
I love the different styles between the two drawings.
At one point on Fakebook, after not having looked at it for a while, I mentioned Aimee's drawing being "an owl" even though it is clearly a cat.
As an added bonus, I've also added a picture of a recent performance that their project Tomokie's Cup had played at the St. Pete Pre-INC show at the Paper Crane on February 3rd, 2019. I sat in on electric bagpipes. Photo courtesy of Emmy Lou.
I started recording "noise music" in early 2004, completely unaware of any "scenes" or other individuals doing this sort of thing. A lot of lo-fi recordings on a portable tape player, oftentimes guitar or bass feedback drone and delay.