Do human archetypes translate to alien species? For example, could the familiar image of the swamp—a dismal place of gloom, sludge, and mystery—exist intact on a planet orbiting a twin sun two million light years away? Would the intensity of such an atmosphere translate into a dialect of the stars? Cane Swords and Griefhound seek to reconcile these questions through a dialog begun in the hidden places of Northeast Ohio but applied to the furthest reaches of the universe. Here, stars are born and swamp gas ignites in simultaneity, the light from both shining on the manifest soundwaves.
Cane Swords start with star birth synthesis, tiny pin points amidst nebulaic drones, build to a scattering of light through epic low frequency oscillators, sample and hold patches, and projected phrases of celestial sound. This is space.
Griefhound begin with ambient whispers of feedback and will-o'-the-wisp struck strings then settle in deep doom with mud and moss distorted bass, airboat churned alligator drums, and howls from creatures summoned in dark ritual. This is swamp.
Limited to 100 copies, 40 of which are going with Griefhound on their summer U.S. tour. Pro-dubbed and imprinted C63 on clear solar yellow with swamp sludge green print. Printed J-Cards with custom art by Curt from Cane Swords and random inserts by Curt, Karl, Harvey, and Novak taken from Time-Life nature books, ancient tech manuals, retro porn, and various handmade things. The first few Experimedia sales include hand-drawn pictures by Jeremy's daughter.
A completely separate Griefhound / Cane Swords CDr is to be released soon after the cassette.
released June 25, 2011
Cane Swords: Curt Brown, Karl Vorndran
Griefhound: Harvey, Novak