first edition of 100 tapes, screenprinted in black & yellow
edition of 300 LPs, open sleeve with artwork by Nate Nelson and screenprinted inner sleeve
SOTPW: some sort of supergroup, featuring Brian Sullivan & Nate Nelson (Mouthus), Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Spectre Folk) and Karl Bauer (Axolotl). The LP features two side-long tracks of bubbling, meandering noise-drone collages.
The Gate is Dan Peck, Tom Blancarte and Brian Osborne. Formed in 2008, and originally named Dan Peck Trio, the band has developed an aesthetic that is unique and uncompromising. Dividing time between improvisation and Dan’s compositions, the music ranges from bleak landscapes of near-silence to massive, horrifying sound sculptures. The Gate seeks to break down and confuse the conventional roles of a horn-bass-drums ensemble, revealing the most raw and elemental aspects of organized sound.
“Point well struck between Kentucky doom gnarl and NYC jazz exactitude”
Dan Peck tuba and amplifier
Tom Blancarte electric upright bass
Brian Osborne percussion
Tim Dahl electric bass
Nate Wooley trumpet and amplifier
Levi Seeldraeyers graphic design
Smeraldina-Rima screen printing
Heat Retention Records 036
Split LP by Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing and Sheldon Siegel. Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing is the trio of Nate Wooley, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jason Roebke, Sheldon Siegel is the trio of Erik Heestermans, Gerard Herman and Gino Coomans. Two sides of grainy textures and truly happening improv.
This album was a co-production of Smeraldina-Rima and croxhapox. The artwork was made by Berlin-based artist Hannelore Van Dijck — resulting in two different LP-sleeves, each sporting two different drawings. The sleeves were screen printed by Smeraldina-Rima on heavy white stock and are housed in a heavy PVC sleeve. Graphic design by Marijke Loozen. Edition of 2 times 200. Pressed on heavy black vinyl.
This is the “Untitled II” variation.
This is the “Untitled I” variation.