Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It's Not Me, It's You



Also released on Friday the 13th this month (see my previous post about Electronic Cottage Compilation 004), is another great comp from Neal Retke's panpanpanaviandistresscall label. This one is called "It's Not Me, It's You" and features 17 artists doing cover versions of tracks from the {AN} Eel Soundcloud page ( https://soundcloud.com/nealretke ). My input on this one includes the title, cover art, and track #2 which is my cover version of Neal's cover version of "Endless Blockades For The Pussyfooter" by G.I.S.M.

The compilation is available to be streamed or purchased at https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/its-not-me-its-you

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Electronic Cottage Compilation 004



Back in the late 80s/early 90s, Hal McGee published Electronic Cottage magazine, one of the premier DIY magazines dedicated to Cassette Culture. In addition to six issues of the magazine published between 1989 and 1991, Hal also released three Electronic Cottage various artists compilations on cassette. Early in 2018, Hal revived the Electronic Cottage project in the form of an online magazine, forum and community - https://www.electroniccottage.org/

A couple of days ago, the 4th Electronic Cottage various artists compilation (CD-R and digital album) was released by Electronic Cottage and Haltapes! I have a track on it, along with 33 other members of the EC community (I also created the cover art). Here's the track list:

1. Ditlev Buster — Welcome to the EC compilation
2. Frank — That’s how I would like to be remembered
3. {AN} EeL -- The Quaker's Staff & The Dutch Oven
4. Thomas Park — Rite Cycle
5. Juan Angel Italiano — Barrio Tassano
6. Jack Hz — Don's Refrigerator Makes the Best Cottage Cheese
7. Shaun Robert — Gregorius
8. Don Campau — Too Hot For Hands
9. Rafael Gonz├ílez — Electronic Cottage Theme
10. Walls Of Genius — Escape Of The Madman
11. Swami Loopynanda — Twisted In Space
12. John M. Bennett -- ILB'AL
13. Ken Montgomery — Kisses
14. Eduardo GOZNE -- The Great Flood (Genesis 7.12)
15. Lord Litter — Workshop
16. Phillip Klampe — Merlin’s Gesture
17. Dylan Houser — Stop-Motion Zombie Frycooks on the Moon
18. osvaldo cibils -- soundart28june2018 - the bombilla distortions
19. Chris Phinney --  Slap Shot
20. Jim Barker — Pile Driver Folk Dinner
21. Lumen K -- A Shaman Prays For Hal McGee
22. Aimee Grace Naworal — Haint Blue
23. Adam Naworal — Suomi (for P. Airaksinen)
24. Seiei Jack — The Fake Project
25. Jen Sandwich — False Memories
26. Shatter Wax — Electro Acoustic Cottage Visitation
27. John Wiggins — JAN Zoom Samples String (2018)
28. Dave Fuglewicz — The Near Bygone Days
29. Jeff Central — HAL No
30. Francesco Aprile — Zen poem
31. W.A.Davison — Broken Radio Loops
32. Hal McGee — microcassette assemblage for Electronic Cottage
33. Hal Harmon — Zap...Yer Dead On Arrival
34. David Nadeau -- Cenestopathical Caroussel

You can listen to the comp in its entirety at https://www.electroniccottage.org/hal-mcgee/electronic-cottage-compilation-004 and a CD-R can be purchased from Haltapes for $8 postage paid worldwide (PayPal to haltapes at gmail dot com)

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HWG Showcase!



In a couple of days I will be hitting the stage with some new friends from Montreal - Sound Of The Mountain! Headlining the show will be HWG (members of Hippies With Guns) in their first ever Canadian show, and rounding out the evening is the trio of Sandy Ewen, Kurt Newman and Paul Newman!

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HWG SHOWCASE

Saturday, July 14, 2018
6:30 - 9:30 pm (early show!)
The Tranzac
292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

Presenting the H.W.G. Showcase - Featuring Tata Chris, Jim Benbow & {AN} EeL from H.W.G. (Southern Illinois' premier 1980's Industrial Drone band) and featuring the trio of EWEN, NEWMAN & NEWMAN - Also Featuring a first time trio of SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN with THE BIM PRONGS

https://hippieswithguns.bandcamp.com/album/lost-cross-30
https://sandyewen.bandcamp.com
http://kurtnewman.blogspot.ca
https://paulnewman1.bandcamp.com
http://www.soundofthemountain.com
http://www.recordism.com/The_Bim_Prongs.html

This show represents the first performance of members of HIPPIES WITH GUNS in Canada, and is a rare show for {AN} EeL in Toronto, having relocated to northerly latitudes.

Please join us for an evening of exploring sounds

This event is FREE, with a suggested donation to support traveling artist & your humble birthday boy. Some band merch will be available, with a strong hope people will support these to give the artists morale boost & some coin.

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, July 9, 2018

Maintenant 12

I have some work in the most recent edition of the Dada journal Maintenant from Three Rooms Press. Here's a photo of Baron Brainscapes perusing the edition:



http://threeroomspress.com/product/maintenant-12-contemporary-dada-art-writing/

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Long Play 6!

Six down, six to go. Here's "Catnip," the June episode of "The Long Play"!




- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Poetry of Sound

I have a collaborative track with Neal D. Retke on his latest album of collaborations "A Poetry of Sound ( Vol ??? )". The album consists solely of Neal's vocal renditions of texts which he solicited from a number of people in his network. The results are astounding, confounding, and hilarious, often at the same time!

Collaborators include:

The Psycho Paranoid Flower Power Electro Shit Song Company, Paul Sturm, Awkward Geisha, Carol Sandin Cooley, John M. Bennett, Piotr Szreniawski, Matt Jasper, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Qkcofse, Stephanie Vela Anderson, Volodymyr Bilyk, Shafer Powell, Nicholas M. Taylor, Nico Vassilakis, Peter Wullen, David Nadeau, Thomas Park, Frank Audiffret, W.A.Davison, Christian Eason, Lezet, Sacha Archer, Wilfried Hanrath, and Ben Presto

You can have a listen to the album here - https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/a-poetry-of-sound-vol

If you'd like to own the album, you'll have to become a "subscriber" since this is a "subscriber only" edition. I don't know what that means, exactly. You'll have to get in touch with Mr. Retke to find out how one becomes a subscriber.

Actually, for those of you who are paying attention, here's another way to get the album - I have a few free download codes! Get in touch with me at davison at recordism dot com.

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, June 1, 2018