Bopside’s first release for 2016 comes from label owner Tadd Mullinix, releasing under his birth name for the first time since 2002’s ‘Panes’ on Ghostly International.
This album is comprised of 3 long form experimental electro-acoustic compositions, 2 of which clock in around the 15 minute mark, and another clocking in around 9 minutes, taking you fully into the imagination of an artist who is constantly experimenting and redefining the sonic landscape.
Recorded on a variety of equipment and instruments, these 3 recordings capture a human side and sense of playfulness, while at the same time taking you into the heart of darkness.
released May 27, 2016
Written & Produced by Tadd Mullinix at the Wines Cellar, Ann Arbor
Artwork by Tadd & Nayiri Mullinix
Amazing what a determined and talented bloke can do with a keyboard, a microphone, and an instrument that's basically an engine spring.
In the end, these spectral, evocative pieces become trance-inducing drones, with the uncoiling bounce of the mouth harp steadily taking on the hypnotic qualities of a Buddhist chant, or more specifically, of Mongolian throat singing.
Different for sure, but an extremely rewarding and immersive listening experience.
You wait ages for a new Gesloten Cirkel EP, then two come along at once! M-011 is marginally the more restrained of the pair but it's still a fantastically hairy, black-humoured ride through the hinterlands of acid-flecked techno/electro GC call home. On "Real Melbourne House" a distorted voice narrates the tale of a house DJ who only plays out in remote locations so he can steal revellers' cars while they're dancing. I wonder if it's grand theft auto-biographical ... Nic Brown