DECAYOO4: HAURAS “CHANT FOR A BROKEN CHALICE”
HAURAS has crafted a lush and foreboding sonic landscape with “Chant For A Broken Chalice”, their first release for Oakland based imprint DECAYCAST. On “Chant For A Broken Chalice” intentional and otherworldly sounds envelop into a whirlwind of a slow churning concoction of beauty and anxiety. Dense choral evocations pulse over a sea of strings, keys, percussion and voice. HAURAS crafts tense and delicate music concerned with the rapid decline of empathy as intensified through the violent throes of capitalism. Both meditative and a warning, like a distant pulse of a lighthouse gently peaking over the fog as a distant warning of impending doom and collapse, scary and at this point completely unavoidable, but wow the beauty and elegance of the message is not something to soon be forgotten.
“My work is concerned with the psychology of society at the end of Civilization.” – HAURAS
The first single “Hold My Hand” takes a psychedelic dubbed out industrial approach to transport the mood and psyche of the listener to a blissful yet slightly unnerving underworld. The vocals glide through the mix like a robotic worm infecting an unknown host. Like most of Hauras’s work; “Chant For A Broken Chalice” holds the listener in an hourglass where time is rapidly and chaotically slipping away. Intentional, heartfelt, and intense.
“You’ve heard of the Music of Tomorrow? This is the Music of the Day After
Tomorrow.” – Chris Ryan (Composer, Cerddorion Ensemble,, Tzadik)
“The sonic equivalent of expired film in my Holga.” – Richard Youngs
DECAYOO5: BONUS BEAST “LIVE AT LEWCID JOOSEBOX”
BONUS BEAST (Ratskin Records, Coral Remains, Ryan King, et al) always brings a new and modified sonic whirlwind to the table and this recently unearthed board recording of live from Lewcid Joosebox is no different. A complex and psychedelic spattering of amalgamated synths, blasting and curdling mangled beats, with the occasional and sporadic transmission twisted warped vocals patterings peak out ever so slightly from the sampler, but this is no dance party, this is blasted out sonic destruction, controlled chaos, collapsing towers, the rhythms of the machines of the city clang and hammer against each other like a seizing engine about to blow. their first release for Oakland based imprint DECAYCAST and ir is not to be missed. One of the masters in the game. Very very limited
Nearly twenty minutes of blown out acid noise, crunched beats, signwave radio interference, mental decayed sprayed on the walls of the box as BOBUS BEAST blasts forth a sonic mayhem like no other. In the realm of early Robert Turman, MB, Esplendor Gemoetrico, etc
DECAYOO2: AIENSLANG “INSTALLATIONS FOR HAUNTED ROOMS”
One of the oldest buildings in Alabama, built in 1837, the St. James Hotel in Selma was used as the headquarters for Union troops during the Civil War, surviving the burning of city buildings after the Battle of Selma. It’s reportedly home to 3 known spectres: Jesse James, Jesse James’ girlfriend Lucinda, and a dog.
The apparition of a man (believed to be James) wearing Cowboy attire from the 1880s has been witnessed by many guests and staff alike, walking out of rooms 214, 314, and 315 – the places in which he stayed during his many visits here. He’s also been seen sitting in the bar at his favorite corner table!
The spirit of his lover, Lucinda, has been witnessed walking down the hotel hallways, often preceded by the smell of lavender, which was known to be her favorite aroma. The ghost of a dog (James’ pet), is also known to haunt the hotel, running down corridors and barking in the hotels’ courtyard!
ALASKA: HISTORIC ANCHORAGE HOTEL, ANCHORAGE
The Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage, AlaskaThe Historic Anchorage Hotel, 330 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Most Haunted Rooms: 215, 217
DECAYOO3: NERFBAU “SLEEP SPECTACLE”
Jsun McCarty (REST IN POWER)
two unmastered works from 2010 and one from 2020
DECAYOO1: DIEGO MANUEL “DUCK POND RAVER EP”
Diego “Manuel” is the lead guitarist and Chief Tax Evasion Officer for the Noriegas LLC, a Berkeley-based noise rock startup. On this first solo project, he mostly abandons the guitar in favor of circuit-bending synthesizers and processed clarinet. The set was first performed at a rave next to a secret duck pond in Oakland, and reverse engineered in the studio.