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August 11, 2015

the ultimate guitar album: FADENSONNEN, “PD 7” (KSE #303)

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FADENSONNEN

“PD 7”     KSE #303 (CDR album)

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

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

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

FADENSONNEN COVER

I suppose it all started with Lou Reed’s guitar solo on “I Heard Her Call My Name.” It literally split many of our minds wide open, and never before had we realized the potential of guitar-as-weapon, as sonic reducer. On the West Coast we had Blue Cheer, and in the heartland we had the MC5. Wherever you lived in the good old USA, SOMEONE was there to dispense the sacrament of guitar ecstasy. In 1976, Lou Reed decided to top himself at the transcendent guitar feedback game and released METAL MACHINE MUSIC, an album many of us felt was feedback heaven. How could you top THAT?
lou metal

I was never impressed with bands like Sonic Youth and Nirvana….it was the old “been there, done that”  trip. Some suburban 14-year old who’d never heard METAL MACHINE MUSIC might have liked that stuff, not knowing any better, but anyone who’d ever heard METAL MACHINE MUSIC, the MC5’s original single of “Looking At You,” WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT, or the first two Blue Cheer albums could only say, “yawn, when are you going to do something BEYOND what we’ve already heard?” Like some William Burroughs-style junkie travelling around looking for the ultimate fix, many of us were looking for the ultimate guitar fix. Who would take the ball handed to them by METAL MACHINE MUSIC and the like and run further toward the goal line with it? There have been any number of folks taking on that challenge and providing mind-bending and soul-purifying guitar skronk, but IMHO the artist who has taken up that challenge and best devoted himself to smashing his head against that wall until the room and the universe began to light up is PD FADENSONNEN. Working in both a duo format and on solo, numbered “PD” albums, FADENSONNEN has headed straight for the sun. His albums are like sticking your finger directly into some high voltage outlet and getting the ultimate mind-fry guitar orgasm out of it.

Many years ago I had the privilege of experiencing the double bill of YA HO WA 13 and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE live in Austin. It was three-plus hours of higher-key feedback ecstasy–FADENSONNEN’s PD 7 is plugged into that same socket and will provide the same level of spine-chilling thrills.

New York-based and a longtime fave at BLOG TO COMM (where they know what post-Velvets feedback-to-the-nth power is about), FADENSONNEN has issued a number of other essential albums, both group efforts and solo efforts in the “PD” series, such as KSE’s new album is. You can check his activities out and purchase more scalding-hot music here: http://fadensonnen-music.blogspot.com/   and also here:  http://fadensonnen.bandcamp.com/

No pretentious essay is needed to support this music. It does not matter who he’s played with (although that list is impressive). Truly, FADENSONNEN music exists in its own world, and if you were infected by METAL MACHINE MUSIC the way I was, you need a fix, and FADENSONNEN has taken that concept even further… it’s pure, it’s the real thing. I can listen to this 1000 times and it will still be fresh. It’s like a 20′ x 40′ Pollock canvas painted in electricity and caustic nuclear waste. There is NO ONE in his league, IMHO. We’re proud to have him on KSE….don’t miss the latest installment in this essential series of solo PD albums: PD 7 (KSE #303). $8 postpaid in the US / $11.50 postpaid elsewhere.

FADENSONNEN

Feb 2014 interview with PD Fadensonnen from Blog To Comm      An excellent intro to the man and his work!

OK, now that you are ordering a copy of FADENSONNEN  PD 7, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50 )

see ordering instructions at top of page

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015:  KSE #310, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “ACCIDENTAL PRIZES”

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

belltone reissue

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK (a joint release with Middle James Co.—-only 48 copies made, 24 from Middle James, 24 from KSE)

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293 (CDR album) MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307 (CDR), STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis.

As always, thank you for your support of KSE and of independent, non-aligned arts organizations everywhere. Happy and proud to be a part of the “no-audience underground”….

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