Area C is Erik Carlson, a one-man guitar loops and effects maestro that sounds My Side Of Town - Dennis Robbins - My Side Of Town the work of some strange rock band. His compositions examine the texture and tonal characteristics of sound, working with live loops, their cyclical relationships, and the details of their decay over time.
On the title track a supreme motorik groove is navigated. The flip is more blissful and calm, concerned more with texture and mood where layers are looped and smeared, rhythms pulse and lope, a dreamy ambient post rock world of darkness and mystery. An expansive, rich sonic soundworld. Two beautiful visual representations of dream-like states that perfectly compliment the tracks. The three tracks Mistaken For A Sign - Area C - Trick With A Knife (Lathe Cut) the 7" are also on the CD.
Both in full colour wraparound picture sleeve. View Image JuneTR Trick with a knife That spark Mistaken for a sign. Support : Single of the week - Norman Here's a fantastic 7" from the Trensmat label. Is it me or is this just about the best new label to come out of nowhere in ages?
Every single release has been great It reminds me of the golden olden days when labels were taking chances and releasing interesting things instead of the commercial bland tat which I'm perpetually surrounded by. Area C is the artist and it's a lathe cut edition of which includes a digital version which you can upload to the internet and fuck the artist over with. In case that wasn't apparent It's not a good thing to to do Mistaken For A Sign - Area C - Trick With A Knife (Lathe Cut) all That kind of chugging motorik thing which just bimbles along like old women in markets.
It's great anyway and it's made my brain happy. I can't recommend Tricks with Knives this enough. Norman Records The mix of live and recorded guitars here is beautiful - stately constructions that build and get more furry as they go along. Not any kinda strict Krautrock revisionism, but a wonderful extension of that rootwork. The Wire We'd been inclined to agree much with what Normans Records when they say of Trensmat that 'they are the most important label to have come from nowhere in ages' - couldn't have put it better - not only have they serviced with some quality slabs of primal un-worldliness from the recalibrated Telescopes, they've also issued forth onto an unsuspecting populace the odd dinky release by Scouse sonic overlords Mugstar as well as one very compulsive listening experience in the shape of 'noise to signal' by Magnetize.
Flip the disc for the markedly more tranquil, brief and beguiling homely sea sick inducing 'that spark' - a wonderfully decoded drone-scape that sounds to these ears like a collage of day breaking pier side bird symphonies. Last but by n means least - best of the set if truth be told - the daydreaming mistaken for a sign'. Recalls in the main - well initially anyway - the rain swept noire-ish night time tonality of Gnac and Landshipping only to unfurl in a resplendent haze of drifting pastoral needlework, hypnotic beats and subtle feedback effects - a carnival of sound not dissimilar in fact to the spongy far away chirpiness of J Xaverre.
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