December 26, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 69 Part One - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [March 1986]
From the Bickleton Outpost, with piano in it and the Meyer family electric organ. The parts resist
|I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bickleton, WA 1986|
This was a two-sided cassette session. Part Two will follow in the next weeks.
Spit - Infamous Menagerie
each part occupies a unique warp
Something about the slow rolling of it reminded me of Neal Kosály-Meyer's long-ago tape piece Ecclesiastical Musings.
December 27, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 434 - Isaac E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [September 1996]
|Marilyn and Bill Meyer, Whidbey Island, WA 1996|
O the Mighty W!
The stage is thick with scrims.
Counting layers is a fool's game.
Skewing the rhyme of pulse and meter shishy hiss of amplifier turned up! up! Up! morph into traffic.
The wah wah is working.
From one pulse/metric locale to other pulse/metric locale a long long modulation winding among the modulations of the polyvocal scrims.
Bits strip off.
No level places, we transmogrify perpetually.
Flow, change, vector: complex curves of intention and attention. Intent. Attent.
Sound in your face deal with it.
Stu says cleaning out your ears.
Matt says when nothing else will do.
We hold our own onslought sound the alarm never let up.
Edge Saturation - Mutant Data Orchestra [from Sonicabal 2001]
This piece is like a satisfying rub down with a towel. All the dead is scoured off and your skin glows.
December 28, 2017
Gradus 95 - Neal Kosály-Meyer [March 2006]
Much of it takes place elsewhere, at various distances, around corners, in other glades, as though our position weren't privileged, Sternklang-ische. In the long silent bits we are sitting in a place where it isn't.
Lift - Shaprece [from Scatterbrain]
Backing: as thick and layered as it is, and as fluidly as it is allowed to interincorporate with the solo vocal, it is always exactly an accompaniment. No question.
Banned Telepath 45 Seattle - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer [March 2016]
We strive mightily to find a fertile seam in the collision of word sound and not-word sound. Neither
A note on nomenclature: The Telepath project began in our collective history as a way of making a tape when we weren't all in the same place. Telepaths 1 date from August of 1984. Neal was in Bickleton and made a tape there. Karen makes her first sonic appearance in the canon, as does the rest of his family. Aaron and I got together and made tape at my folks' house in Bellevue. Later we mixed the two together and called it Banned Rehearsal 7.
In the instant case, Aaron made a tape where he was living in Somerville, MA, and the two combine to form Banned Rehearsal 906.