CHARM & STRANGE “Jams” 3” CDr (No label) 2011
OK. so let me say first off before we even get to the music, this is the FIRST RELEASE EVER that I have seen that comes with a JAR OF FUCKING HOMEMADE JAM. Yes Jam, I believe it was mixed berry? strawberry-rasberry? not sure but it was just as delicious as the sounds on this little number. The 3” CDr came affixed to the top of a mason jar of jam (pic coming soon), I think the first edition was 13/ and they sold out within minutes??? at a performance in downtown Oakland, CHARM & STRANGE is a duo from Oakland, CA consisting of Angie (Sharkiface, PITG, etc) and Julia Mazawa (Nice Ass Industries) This is a live show recorded from Life Changing Ministries In Oakland, CA 2010. Opens up with creekly, noir like howlings, distant trumpets ?? and plucks of horror decay into warbling records delayed and delayed. Homemade pops and crackles, turn into the creeks and cracks of doors into a distorted landscape of uncertainties, you may be STABBED at any second, or maybe you’ll just walk out alive- stumbling, alone, delusional and schitzophrenic. A Slow pulsing drone shifts in and out of a almost chopped and screwed broken jazz like trumpet and oboe sounding stuff, churning painos being pushed and pulled over the ledge of an old attic floor, glass tings of one way mirrors reverberating to a uncomfortablw put perfect pitch, and then STOP. Silence. O sorry to inform you, you might already dead. #Justsayin. There’s subtle bass throbs that ooze in and out of the creeky landscape, and then a screeching howl, and then a bass crunch transforms into looped popcorn being sucked down the drain of ones throat in slow motion. and it ENDS, just like that.
Charm & Strange is a A MUST for fans of ambient textured Horror OST slowed down played through a wind vacuum trumpet machine. Catch this due live for a taste of the sweet jams. and really folks, the CD came with fucking delicious homemade jam IN CASE YOU FORGOT, TOP THAT.