Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DISTRO: Heyoka - 'Fourth Sheath' OST

'Fourth Sheath OST'
Loge Video Media
Heyoka is N.N.N. Cook & Rick Weaver side A includes the full original soundtrack to Fourth Sheath, a double video projection premiered at Mushmaus in the LOGE VIDEO BLACK TENT on 11/11/12. Side B is an elaboration on the first side. Most of the sounds were recorded and mixed during Rick Weaver's two month residency at Mushmaus.
"The piece invokes in me a feeling like a drummer solo performance that does not end. It almost exhausts the viewer through the continuous highly energized music improvisation. The red rectangle on the left, would normally heighten a form of anxiety to the viewer, but actually provides a comfortable calming in comparison to the rapid movement depicted in the black and white nondescript image on the right. The right side appears to respond to the exhausting music, leaving the viewer almost breathless with its heightened sound and visual energy."
-Jeff Sippel, UMSL
ltd. 50 copies
cardstock covers with screen shot of FOURTH SHEATH and insert.

DISTRO: Global Distance - 'Lover's Cove'

Global Distance
'Lover's Cove'
Realm Play Records
After three full-lengths on Human Conduct and Cum Sun Curiosities, the GD boys Rick Wilson & Rick Weaver have started up Realm Play Records, the imprint for their Realm explorations. Lover's Cove is an exotic coming of age tale involving two exploiters, Nectar & Sap (played by the Ricks). They run The Hut, a club with plenty of rattan, bamboo, and slaves. The slaves are imported from the Iron Environs, child residue of the Bumpers' gruesome and cruel attempts to rehabilitate kids who used to get wild at the Lover's Cove. Kids like Nervous Henry, who was a bit nervous at first, but finally took a dip in the Cove, handled the Jetty of Ecstasy, and went a little too far in the Nook of Frenzy. After the action, Nervous Henry felt a sense of overwhelming guilt, and the Bumpers were there to help. Offered him a cherry slag from the slag shop. Boy, they seemed real cool. Then he arrived in their compound. ZAP. Used up then sold to the Hut and used some more. He's still an adolescent, but he don't look the same, not even human. None of those freaks dancing over at the Hut look human, but boy can they dance and they do ANYTHING when Nectar or Sap hold sawed off bamboo to their backs. That's why the Hut is bumping and the slag is flowing. Those poor dancing mutant kids daydream of the Oceans of Bliss, a place even greater, freer than the Cove, happiness nakedness wings, etc. That's a quick overview of the types of things that go on in this realm.. Also some foot pirates cut off all the children's feet and some guy named the Slosher gets his kicks on Isolation Island. And the whole thing takes place in a guy's ulcerous mouth, and he dies at some point too, and the whole Cove dries up.
"Try our island
You'll be smilin'
Not a care in the world
Every boy & girl"
ltd 40 copies,
accordion J-card with mouth and hole and mobile 'pin-ups' (tiki girl & skeleton)
plus three inserts - credits, map of the Cove, & 'insert'

DISTRO: Dinner Music - 'Kissing Cousins'

"This new album from Rick Weaver aka Dinner Music is hard to explain, much like other releases from him. Both sides spill out fierce melodies that slowly become suspended over skeletal rhythms a few feet above already fluttering sounds. All ideas morph and disperse where you would least expect it. Rick Weaver manages to layer and play a ton of instruments including organ, piano, tapes, percussion, etc. and create this complete bizarre world of outsider music. A type of world that is so hard to express through words, and with that being said i highly recommend this tape, or any other from him. Both "Kissing Cousins" and his recent tape "Tomb of Womb" on Bathetic Records are quickly becoming some of my favorite things i've heard in recent times. Limited to 100 pro-duplicated high bias chrome tapes with imprinting. Each tape comes with hand cut, hand stamped J cards, and an insert created by the artist himself. Expectations are out, and experiences are taking over. Add this to your collection and submit to a 31 minute trip into the lawless world of Dinner Music." -Beau D. / Golden Cloud Tapes