KSE #185, 3″ cdr ($5.00 ppd anywhere)
20 tracks, running time 19:42
edition of 75 hand-made, hand-numbered copies
BELLTONE SUICIDE, the problem child of Western Massachusetts musician/composer/visual artist Mike Barrett, has offered the world a number of intense, raw, and vital noise-drone-badtripsych cdr’s and cassettes over the last few years, as well as some incendiary live shows, and Mike’s ability to create molten soundscapes and unexpected textures made him a natural for the KSE family of artists. Great to have him onboard.
Belltonesuicide’s new mini-cdr, “non-conformist” (KSE #185), is surely the most outrageous, over-the-top release we’ve put out so far (which is really saying something, considering what we’ve released!). When I got the master in the mail, and popped the second “play” copy in my car stereo, I nearly drove off the road. Digging deep into the analog-synth muck, Mike has created a diverse 20-tracker (in under 20 minutes) that sounds like a sampler of the most abrasive sections of the most outre Creel Pone electronic music releases. Every track is different, and I must say that this release is probably the best buy for your musical dollar that you’re going to find for years. 20 TRACKS, each mind-frying and balls-to-the-wall gutsy, in under 20 minutes, and the whole thing was recorded in a few hours, and then mixed in a few hours. As an artist, Mike values spontaneity and pushing himself into a personal red-zone, where he loses to some extent conscious control and he takes his game to a higher plane, transposes it to a higher key. I can’t believe how awesome this mini-cdr is. If you love old-school electronic skronk done with a modern attitude and with a slashing primitive feel, you NEED “non-conformist”.
$5.00 postpaid anywhere
paypal funds to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com
also available from KSE:
poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):
KSE #184, Michael Layne Heath, ”Jazzbo Wind”
KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.”
KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”
KSE #174, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”
KSE #173, Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.”
3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)
KSE #194 (3-inch cdr), VENISON WHIRLED , “XIBALBA”
KSE #188, (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers/Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams”.
KSE #186, (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”
KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.”
KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.”
KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.”
full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)
KSE #189, (CDR) Nick Hennies, “Objects.”
KSE #175 (CDR), Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition III.”
KSE #171 (CDR), Bill Shute, “San Antonio Sky Songs.” 40+ minute spoken-word poetry CDR of material from 2006-2009.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF KSE SINCE 2006! Support independent, non-aligned artists who do not operate through established channels or the lame “alternative” scene…meet the new boss, same as the old boss
I’ll be at the SLOW PUMP drone-fest in Austin on March 15th with a number of KSE items available for sale or trade…stop by and say hello…