Many intense technological upgrades have recently been made to the Post-Consumer Studio, and things are sounding better than ever. Check out the studio page!
This year I have embarked on the intense and very time consuming project of editing and mastering all of my Santa Cruz live recordings and posting them to my Bandcamp as free downloads. I think I caught the Santa Cruz scene in a particularly vibrant point (1999-2003) and I think others will enjoy listening to these recordings.
Stella Peach’s long-awaited Post-Consumer debut is finally here! Buy it now!
Stella’s record release show is Saturday, November 15th at 7pm at the TAC: Temescal Art Center 511 48th St, Oakland, California 94609! See you there!
Coming October 28th, 2014 is the Post-Consumer Records debut of Stella Peach! Titled “Wisdom Teeth,” the new record was recorded by Nicholas Taplin in the Post-Consumer Studio for over a year. The record is strikingly personal and the lush audiophile recording captures the music (almost entirely performed by Stella) with immediate intimacy. We think you will love it!
John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and Thollem McDonas (Tsigoti) have created an album of complete immediacy, wherein every sound is presented with such vividness and detail that each minute sound event becomes foregrounded. When an acoustic guitar is played, you don’t just hear the strings, you hear the wood, too. When the strings of the piano explode, you are inside the sound chamber, feeling the coiled metal shatter against your skin. Intimacy takes a bright and radiant form on ‘In The Valley Of The Cloud Builder’. The joyous energy in these recordings prevents any of these pieces from sitting still. Clanking bottles topple over into ecstatic electronics so quickly that by the time your mind says “bottle”, what you are hearing is the most jackrabbit High Life guitar riff ever played. So much life is in this work that even Dieterich and McDonas, longtime collaborators, realized they had evolved as a music-making unit. To commemorate this turning of the ship, a new name: Bad News From Houston.
On In The Valley Of The Cloudbuilder, you find allusions to other ecosystems, other eras, and yet something uniquely new. This work is both clean and gritty, desert and metropolitan, high-brow and visceral.
For fans of Deerhoof, The Hand to Man Band, Tsigoti, of course, but also if you like the works of John Fahey, Terry Riley, Battles, Gastr del Sol (or solo Grubbs or O’Rourke) than you will be glad that you have arrived.
Artwork: tuia cherici MANUCINEMA
Review in Critical Masses “a fantastic record”
Thollem Electric is setting out on the road in March to promote the TSIGOTI and the debut BAD NEWS FROM HOUSTON lps. At each performance he will be performing songs from and inspired by each release. Featuring projections by Tuia Cherici (Manucinema).
All this month, we’ve decided to let fans, friends and family of the Post-Consumer label determine what our releases are worth to each individual. On bandcamp, you can offer to pay whatever dollar amount you feel compelled to pay on great recordings like the Barnes/Dieterich/Thollem/Watt don’t-call-it-a-supergroup supergroup The Hand to Man Band, the debut EP from Portland’s Death Songs, the brilliant poet Bucky Sinister, the new LP from the intercontinental avant-circus-punk band TSIGOTI or the psychedelic pop stylings of Nehemiah St-Danger!! It’s an opportunity to show these artists some love, or check them out for very little (or no) money.