First Tone is a collaboration between New Orleans-based Turk Dietrich and Duane Pitrie. Dietrich is known as one half of Second Woman with Joshua Eustis from Norman faves Telefon Tel Aviv and as one half of experimentalists. Belong. Pitre has released music on Important Records, Root Strata, Kill Shaman Records. On Reactions the pair create a 3d sound world to lose yourself in. LP on Spectrum Spools.
John Elliot's (Emeralds) always on point Spectrum Spools label give this classy album a much-needed vinyl reissue. Originally released back in 2006 on Carpark Records and later on Kranky, it's an album that truly deserves to remain in print. This fine work of Michael Jones and Turk Dietrich (Second Woman) has the sort of fuzzy, dense and droning emotive textures that will appeal to fans of Flying Saucer Attack, My Bloody Valentine etc.
This LP by Container is called LP and is released by Spectrum Spools, but please note that it is wholly different to the previous Container LPs released by Spectrum Spools, also called LP. This new one, recorded in 2017, is of course of a barrage of powerhouse techno with rough, grainy edges: dark ecstatic club power.
Brett Naucke continues on the purple patch that saw him drop a few releases in 2017 with his second LP for Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools (Quicksails, Container). It features more of the hyperactive sound-craft that Naucke has become known for over the past few years. Bringing together electroacoustic compositional techniques, day-glo organ tones, found sounds and contemporary classical ideas, Naucke’s bright music is as invigorating and psychotropic as ever before on The Mansion.
Those canny androids at Spectrum Spools present the debut LP from Chicago synth maestro and Catholic Tapes founder Brett Naucke. Recorded in Chicago and Miami, the album finds Naucke employing a single synth patch across its eight tracks, with surprisingly diverse results. Unusually for this type of music, it's as rhythmically interesting as it is texturally involving. Mastering by CGB at D+M in Berlin, sleeve art and layout by Nina Hartmann and Naucke respectively.
From Baltimore comes the first long player Red Anxiety Tracers from avant-garde musician Max Eilbacher. A collection of found sounds ands synthesised noises, the album glides through a frenetic land of peculiar auditory hallucination and complex sound structures. Contemporary electronic oddness, done just right.