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Z'EV & BOYD RICE - untitled

Format: mLP
Label & Cat.Number: Cold Spring Records CSR105EP
Release Year: 2008
Note: lim. 1000 on marbled vinyl; two pieces 24+ minutes (one side 33, one side 45 rpm)
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.50


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"... This vinyl EP features two untitled tracks. One side plays at 45 rpm, and the other side plays at 33 rpm, with the two sides clocking in at around eight and 16 minutes respectively. Both sides feature vocals by Boyd and percussion by ZEV, with the source recordings having been subjected to extensive post-production treatment by ZEV. Although the sound sources used here are vocals and percussion, it would really be impossible to know this without being told ZEVs treatments of time and pitch shifting, distortion and stretching have radically transformed the source material into a dense, churning mass of textured drones and abstract noise, with shimmering metallic tones swooping and falling, interspersed with low rumbles which could conceivably be derived from a human voice slowed down way beyond the point of comprehensibility. Anyone expecting to hear something like NONs Total War-era works of martial rhythms and stridently declaimed rhetoric will be disappointed this record is much more akin to NONs earlier pure noise pieces like Pagan Muzak and Rise. In terms of ZEVs work, this is quite similar to his collaborative releases with Hati and Stephen OMalley of Sunn 0))), both of which involved his collaborators creating source material which ZEV then treated in this way." [Heathen Harvest]


"This stunning 12" brings together two long-time San Francisco friends and legends of the Industrial music scene, both active since the late 70s! Boyd Rice is well-known for his project NON and for his collaborations with Death In June, Rose McDowall, Coil and Tony Wakeford to name but a few. Z'EV is a prolific composer and conceptual artist, who utilises metal percussion and electronics to create mystical rhythmajik - and who is also known for his collaborations with hard-hitters such as Stephen O'Malley, Oren Ambarchi, Psychic TV, KK Null, Organum and many more. Two lengthy and exclusive tracks! Ltd x 1000 copies on marbled vinyl." [label info]


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