Monday, August 24, 2009

Peaking Lights-Imaginary Falcons (2009)

February 2009 tape release from now Madison, WI based Peaking Lights. If you're ever in Madison check out their thrift store the Good Style Shop on E. Washington near the capitol. They have shows there and a good selection of tapes and vinyl. 


Friday, August 21, 2009

M.E.S. Mix No. 4 Adam Bowsman (Abyss) Guest B Side

This week our guest on the B Side is Adam (Abyss) and Connor and I are sharing the A Side.

Side A
Osko and Morning Hunter

1/Uaravayra-Lunar Abyss Deus Organum
3/Apple Trees-Faun Fables 
4/Paragon Point - Tim Hecker

Side B

Friday, August 14, 2009

Missouri Earthquake Society (M.E.S.) MIX No. 3-VA

This week we don't have a guest so its back to Connor on the A Side and me on the B Side. We decided to alternate every week with a guest from now on. Cover art by Connor.

Side A-Osko
1/Eric Copeland-Wash Up
2/The Velvet Underground-The Black Angle's Death Song
3/Project Ass-/\/\/\
4/Eric Copeland-Oreo
6/Two Gospel Keys-I Don't Feel at World In this Home Anymore

Side B-Morning Hunter
2/Ordinary Lives-Wet Hair
3/Cindy Electronium-Raymond Scott
4/Wrong Idea-Steve Hauschildt
5/The Rain-Missy Elliott


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wet Hair-The Beach (2008)

Iowa City warm lo-fi noise. Best thing I've heard in awhile=DOWNLOAD IT

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Missouri Earthquake Society (M.E.S.) MIX No. 2-VA

This week on Side B we have a guest mix by Raj Mahal.

Osko + Morning Hunter
1/James Fella-Benny
2/Peaking Lights-Silver Tongues Soft Whisper
3/Group Bombino (Guitars from Agadez)-Tenere
4/Delia Derbyshire-Blue Veils and Golden Sands
5/Unkown-Birds Are Singing But My Lover Won't Return

Raj Mahal-West Detroit Mix
5/Joy Rd.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Project Ass (& Balls)-(2005-2007) & Traks (2008)

First tape release from Project Ass. Side A is On the Wings of a Craw Daddy (2006) and Side B s/t Project Ass (2005) the first tape ever released by pwdre ser (Connor). Lo-fi noise from Ypsilanti, MI and Madison, WI.

Side A is Cephla Squads Intergalactic Gospel-Project Ass (2007). The feeling you get from feeling hip hop, played with live keyboard drums and harmonium. Side B is s/t-Project Balls, jazzy stuff from Nick Ringe.

Traks (Connor) 2008 tape release from Ypsilanti, MI. Hip hip with hardware drums now, electro acoustic and robot samples.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Missouri Earthquake Society (M.E.S.) MIX No. 1-VA

Osko (Connor) from pwdre ser and I decided to make a mix tape every week. For this first tape he arranged the A Side and I did the B Side, but in the future we'll often have guests controlling the B Side. If you'd like to contribute at all by creating a mix let us know.

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Side A-pwdre ser
1/Damascus-The Hell Between With No Breath
2/African Tribal Music and Dance-Hymn of Praise (Music of the Malinke)
3/Brekokex Ko-ax Ko-ax-God in a Tin Can
4/Lord Infamous-Still Wit It

Side B-Morning Hunter
1/Appalachian Grove I-Laurie Spiegel
2/Ribs Out-Fuck Buttons
3/Synthesizers (The Story so Far)-Naughtiest Girl was a Monitor
4/Lommis-Novy Svet
5/Blood & Flesh-White Hospital


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Imaginary Softwoods-s/t Reissue (2008) & Outer Space-Gemini Half (2009)

Imaginary Softwoods (John Elliott/Lilypad) 2008 cd-r reissue of the Imaginary Softwoods 3xcs w/alternate tracks, remixed with crazy rack gear.  -

Sorry I took this down for a few days. I finally converted the .aif files to .mp3 and now all 3 tapes and bonus tracks are consolidated into one file.

Cosmic synth release and the most realized Outer Space recording yet. Sequences and space sounds, beyond infinity. -


Emeralds-Solar Bridge (2008) & Steve Hauschildt-Critique of the Beautiful (2009)


Emeralds is John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire. They are currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. Their music is of an improvisational nature and is synthesizer and guitar-centric, however vocals, electronics and field recordings are often utilized to create dynamic textures amidst melodious backdrops and minimal structures.

Solar Bridge released by Hanson Records (Aaron Dilloway’s experimental/noise label in Oberlin, OH/Ann Arbor, MI).


Emeralds member Steve Hauschildt's solo album off his label Gneiss Things (Cleveland, OH). Straightforwardly beautiful keyboard set, haunting, melancholy melodies with rolling fuzz and choirs of heavenly synth. Full-colour sleeve art by Steve.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Giuseppe Ielasi-s/t (2006)

The new untitled album by Giuseppe Ielasi lives in a land of lights and shades. The mist lies thick but close to the ground it’s glowing and sparking. Reflections shoot wildly in ambiguous patterns. The log-cutters are working with their loved and hated timber. This is GIs most complex work to date, both in regard to instrumentation and compositional form. A well-prepared decoction of dark cinema, wanderlust and experimental sound manipulating techniques.


Andrew Chalk & Christoph Heeman (Mirror)-The Mirror of the Sea (2000)

Ambient, colored double LP, limited edition, rare. Released under Andrew Chalk & Christoph Heeman=Mirror.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Faun Fables-Early Song (1999)

The eclectic avant-folk and performance artist Dawn McCarthy brings her wide-ranging vocal and instrumental talents to this collection of dark, richly imaginative songs, aided by the multi-instrumentalist Nils Frykdahl. McCarthy’s vocals are eerie, Appalachian-tinged confessionals marked by spellbinding honesty. 


Lunar Abyss Deus Organum-Snovidenie (2006)

First full-length CD album from the new incarnation of the long-active St Petersburg project known as Lunar Abyss Quartet. The material presented here is in the vein of the Brusnika 7" released on Drone Records and the Sleeping in the Sleep mini-album, with a similarly haunting and ethereal atmosphere. Ritual percussion, traditional Russian folk instruments and field recordings come together to form these incantations for forest spirits over a background of hazy drones and discreet electronics. Limited edition of 323 hand-numbered copies with hand-made sleeves.