Two obscure Gezoleen tracks collected here for your displeasure. “Deep In The Dim” was exclusive to the 2004 Hydra Head Records/Double H Noise Industries double CD Where Is My Robotic Boot? “Unmakery” was exclusive to Tapes Of A Neon God‘s 2012 Blsphm/Gezoleen/Hadals/Knoll split cassette.
“Deep In The Dim” was recorded by Jeff McLeod at The (old) Subversive Workshop’s blue room in 2003. Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance. “Unmakery” was recorded by Jeff McLeod at The Subversive Workshop in 2011.
Still filling in the cracks backwards on my website discography. Today, there are three oddities from the year 2000 that I’ve recently posted to Bandcamp. The first is Skreephasia’s Dark & Secret Way, which is a very cool collection of live electronic performances that I wrote and recorded for my lovely wife Vonda. The second is an oddball Gezoleen live piece called Bone Road, which is not noise rock at all. I was using the name for a few guitar performance pieces well before I ever used it for the crazy, screaming noise that it became. More Gezoleen (both this style and the other) is on the way. The last one is Shadow Code’s imp book. It’s a sprawling piece of sometimes bizarre sonic experimentalism, and is something that I’d kind of forgotten that I’d done. All now up for your listening pleasure! I’m in the home stretch on the website now, only needing to complete years 1999 back to 1993. Onward!
I’m still going backwards through all my recordings and filling in gaps in my website on my way back to 1993. Here are two big old slabs of craziness for ya. Ye Shall Be Cut Into Many Pieces is the collage-meets-weirdo-songs collection result of the entire year 2000 spent recording 10 seconds of sound every day. And Gezoleen’s Black Spaces Between Stars is a giant mountain of noise and screaming. I’ll be adding to that mountain soon, so stay tuned. You can even pick up the original CDs on site, if you swing that way. Hope ya enjoy the racket!
Two of the finest practitioners of unsettling and enveloping audioscapes team here for varied takes on drone, noise, and sonic wrangling.
Alabama’s Clawing is a collaboration between the prolific trio of Jeff McLeod (Gezoleen, Saragashum, Bert) Austin Gaines (Calques, Hadals, Japanese Women), and poet / spoken word artist Matt Finney (It Only Gets Worse). Their work here is an expansion on the ghostly world conjured on their masterful debut, Spectral Estate, with an unsettling aura that rests atop a current of anxiety and contemplation.
Offerbeest is one of the many guises for Dutch artist Maurice de Jong, perhaps best known for his work in the twisted black metal / experimental terror that is Gnaw Their Tongues. With Offerbeest, Maurice relies on analog synths to conjure bleak passages through demon haunts. High quality cassettes (edition of 100), digital downloads and streaming courtesy of Portland’s Nailbat Tapes.
Limited stock of the Blsphm/Gezoleen/Hadals/Knoll split cassette available again from Tapes Of A Neon God…
I failed to post about last month’s flash fiction stories on The Five Hundred. I’ve mentioned it before . . . but if you enjoy writing, and you enjoy a challenge, then this writing group is a great place to scratch those itches. On the first of each month, writers receive a prompt from the curator, and then respond by the 16th with a 400-600 word piece. Great fun, and I can certainly feel my writing getting better. Most everyone involved in the group comments on each month’s pieces, and many offer excellent constructive criticism.
Last month, the prompt was “Let a little light in.” I responded with Make It Uglier.
This month, the prompt was “If you catch my drift.” I responded with Encrypted For 7C, which I feel (for the first time, honestly) is one of my more successful submissions to the group. Or, at least, I feel better about the writing than I have for many of the other things I’ve done on there.
And, one final update . . . I got together in Birmingham with some lovely lads yesterday to make a little new noise related to what’s below (more info soon!)…