Friday, 1 April 2011

Non-label items

Rogue Cop - Act of Violence released on Avant Archive

Description via Avant Archive:
"Drew Dahle, meet Electric Guitar. Electric Guitar, meet your abuser. Mr. Dahle, aka Rogue Cop, is badder than any wing-nut in a trench coat and fedora you've ever encountered. The brazenness with which Dahle handles his axe is insisted upon with every second of Act of Violence. This album is vindication for both the hard-headed purists and the die-hard experimentalists. No frills required, no rule book exists. Act of Violence is difficult to discuss simply because it has very few points of reference. It is simply the sound of a guitar being mangled. Though if you listen closely and perhaps long enough, you can certainly begin to create your own frame of reference. Rogue Cop has his own way of doing things, and if you give him a chance, you'll start to come around to the idea that his way could be your way too."

"june 2011 release ; ... fine tape of blown-out / up noise-guitar shrapnelry from drew dahle ...

kind of reminds me of a “slo-mo” take on brian ruryk’s whole ethos (sans the triple discrete mono overlay) ; the fidelity is monster-hotstrings are depressed into pickups, bent off edge of neck, run ragged via scrap metal & assorted non-traditional technique(s) ...

frankly, it’s kinda great to hear this particular approach right now amidst the 11th return of “guitar + ebow + loop-pedal = master concept” revisitation ; i’ll take ten tapes of this over that any week ..."

Keith Fullerton Whitman, Mimaroglu Music Sales

$5.00 postpaid to US. International listeners please get in touch.

Rogue Cop - You're About as Romantic as a Pair of Handcuffs released on Stunned Records

Description via Stunned:
"This debut cassette from Seattle’s Rogue Cop rips it up from a hundred different directions with electric guitar being the sole cause of all the excitement. Fusing semi-calculated loops of red hot plink-plonk with agitated riffs dipped in booze, an entirely original stance to the six-string is fleshed out in under an hour. It may blindside you as it did us — totally unprepared for its wild methods and funny way of getting us to root for yet another cop gone rogue. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c58 tapes w/ double-sided jcard and insert."

$5.00 postpaid to US. International listeners please get in touch.

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