Sunday, March 16, 2008


Hello all - another package from Siltbreeze (Philadelphia, US) just dropped outta the sky... heres what we gots:

Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror (BACK IN STOCK!)

...Surface listens find Cleaning the Mirror in league with a type of lo-fi aesthetic that lines up with the early 1990s and their impending revival, right down to the reactivated Siltbreeze imprint whose name this album bears. Labels like Shrimper and Road Cone built their lowercase aesthetics on drowsy, hand-produced cassette releases by groups like Bugskull and Refrigerator, two examples in particular that share in the charred, dented-can charms that Pink Reason reproduces. The twice-removed alienation that drove groups like Black Tape for a Blue Girl and Lycia merit reference as well for the replicated crawling crush and apocalyptic melancholy gathering at their stone feet. That these songs are essentially loose blues-based mantras separate Pink Reason from much of the forlorn pack. That de Broux uses three singing voices (one jarring and awkward, on “Dead End,” the record’s most upbeat offering, another a Mick Jagger-esque drawl, and a third a recently-awoken moan that allows itself to sink below the music into mystery and incomprehension) distances itself further. -

Harry Pussy - Ride A Dove
Excellent 1996 album... here are some warm words from a mad keen fan who looks after their myspace fansite:

Harry Pussy was a rock band from Miami, active from 1992 to 1997. Featuring Bill Orcutt on guitar and vocals, Adris Hoyos on drums and vocals, briefly Ian Steinberg on accordion, and later either Mark Feehan or Dan Hosker on second guitar, the band recorded primarily for the Siltbreeze label.
Harry Pussy was often grouped together with what were termed "noise" bands, though the term hardly does them justice. Orcutt's unique but highly developed approach to the guitar along with Hoyos impassioned attack of her drumkit place the band more directly in a lineage of rock and jazz.
The band conveyed values of uncompromising aestheticism and self-reliance as an alternative to the passive consumerism offered by mainstream 'alternative' rock of the era. Their ecstatic celebrations of life were often violent and sexually charged. Their legacy continues to inspire creative self-development among the current dedicated practitioners of rock and roll.

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