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October 26, 2013

“Time Mirrors,” the new album from Austin’s SPRILLS OF ORE (Eva Kelly), KSE #240, available now!

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.SPRILLS   OF   ORE  (Eva Kelly)


cdr album, available now ….   $8 US postpaid…..$11 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please include a note with your order telling us what items you are ordering and also your mailing address…thanks!


We really believe in the work of Austin multi-instrumentalist and composer EVA KELLY here at KSE…I first made her acquaintance a few years ago at a drone festival in Austin when she was playing with Andy Hendrix as UNMOOR. With a combination of live electronics and tapes and traditional instruments played in an unconventional manner, UNMOOR proved themselves to be sound sculptors of the highest order, and that same night I invited them to do an album for KSE, which they did and which you need (see below—you can still get one). I then had the privilege of working with Eva myself alongside her husband Daniel Hipolito (Smokey Emery, Lumens) with a poetry-and-electronic music performance at the KSE 6th Anniversary Concert, and seeing and feeling her imagination and creativity and inventive spirit first-hand, I invited her to do a solo album for KSE in her identity as SPRILLS OF ORE….and TIME MIRRORS is that album.

With so much interchangeable drone/noise/ambient music on the market and on the internet today, TIME MIRRORS stands out and galvanizes the listener: it’s got melting feedback and electronics rooted in submerged song-forms that may echo the Jesus and Mary Chain or the Spacemen 3 at one moment but then it bleeds into cavernous sound-structures that always are full of interesting compositional touches but still leave room to breathe. Each of the 9 tracks has a different atmosphere, and it’s as if you are watching a series of 9 short experimental films on a similar theme by different filmmakers. Ms. Kelly also uses her voice as an instrument in the mix, adding a bit of zest to the mix. If you have enjoyed KSE’s previous albums by Derek Rogers or Parashi or Rambutan, you will LOVE this album…although Eva Kelly is not really like anyone else working today. I hear a tinge of the art-school side of punk (think Wire or Alternative TV) but distilled through 30 years of musical advancement, but it should be emphasized that although Ms. Kelly has an exciting and rich sense of post-song composition, this is an album of sound sculpture, not an album of post-rock or whatever. And it’s one of the best I’ve heard in years…

It is the perfect album to put on at 2 a.m. in darkness and travel with….it’s also a perfect album to wake up to in the morning…it’s got elements of a European sensibility but with both feet in working-class Texas.

It’s an album I always hoped would exist…and SPRILLS OF ORE have brought it to life in full multi-dimensional sound, mastered by Andy Hendrix (Eva’s partner in UNMOOR, whose KSE album you can still get). With this kind of music time becomes irrelevant…Eva Kelly wisely keeps the tracks relatively short, but long enough to extend and flow and rise and build and release tension…with each track, it’s as if you are looking onto miles of huge delta expanse in front of you with the night-sky lit up and an aromatic taste in the air and our feet planted in oozing mentholated silt…it’s the sound of lovemaking and sunsets and feedback and creation and afterglow…it all resolves yet it leaves you wanting more…it’s SPRILLS OF ORE, from Austin’s EVA KELLY.  Limited edition of 123 copies on CDR…get yours now…

also available on KSE from Eva Kelly (only a handful of these left):

UNMOOR (w/ Andy Hendrix), “NIGHT DRIVER”    KSE #228


DANIEL HIPOLITO / EVA KELLY / BILL SHUTE, ‘FASCINATION’ (KSE #238, poetry and electronic music, recorded live at KSE 6th Anniversary Concert, 4/29/2012)

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NIGHT DRIVER and FASCINATION are available for only an extra $7 each postpaid for the rest of 2013 if ordered with SPRILLS OF ORE at the regular price…

other cdr’s of contemporary experimental music available from KSE (only $8 each postpaid ANYWHERE if included in the same order as SPRILLS OF ORE):

KSE #260 (CDR) TOM CREAN, “Wired Love” (solo guitar and banjo explorations)


KSE #257 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  IV.”

KSE #243 (CDR), VENISON WHIRLED (aka Lisa Cameron), “The Many Moods of Venison Whirled”

KSE #254 (cdr), DJIN AQUARIAN/SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE EVERAFTER, Live in San Francisco 10/2011

KSE #239, (CDR) FOSSILS, “Bells and Gulls”

KSE #251, (CDR) FORBES GRAHAM, “Return: The Journey” (stunning new album from the Boston trumpeter-composer)

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