Archive for November, 2009
… for the amazing Dr. Who theme.
Super cool, you should watch them all. Only the first hour, from what I understand hour two is lost in the ether.
Wednesday 11/11 at 7pm (e.s.t.) Pledge Line: 216-687-6900
Our friend Lisa hit us up for some giveaways for this years radiothon at WCSB, specifically her radio show The Mysterious Black Box, and we were were all like heck yeah. Instead of just giving her some stuff we had laying around we decided to once again record some exclusive new tracks for her. She is a very kind & generous person and a true believer in freaky music. Chances are if you have spent any time at any fringe/out there/experimental music happenings in the greater Cleveland area you know her and know what I say to be the truth. So thank you Lisa for giving us the opportunity to create something that I am extremely proud of. This is a killer release and would never have happened without you!
Two black meditations from Telecult Powers, The first, “I was a Teenage Temple Prostitute” explores the more traditional long form jams they are the best known for, the second, “Mother’s Third Eye” marks a new but temporary direction to their ever evolving sound. The spiritual heir to last year’s Mysterious Black Box premium “Live From the Psychic Dancehall” this cosmic grimoire as CDR is limited to 5 copies with hand drawn veve covers by Witchbeam.
I Was a Teenage Temple Prostitute
Mother’s Third Eye
A few notes about this release.
Both have a soft synth on them, the Synthesizer 2 application for Android for the G Phone. Generally we are appalled at the very idea of soft synths, but we just thought it would be interesting to switch it up just a bit. It actually turned out to be really fun, you can map the x & y coordinates of where the phone is to adjust volume, delay time, and a bunch of other stuff. It is all over the first track, and the second track it is the only instrument used, multitracked with me going through some new effects manned by Mr. Matthews.
I have no clue if we will be using the phone again, but I doubt it. The whole idea of Telecult has always been to jam synths Matthew builds exclusively with occasional variations.
Each copy has a custom veve illustration, channeled by Witchbeam from lucky hoodoo spirits to bring the listener good luck! I’m serious! Totally true. But for legal reasons I must say that this is alleged, and for entertainment purposes only!
The titles are homages to Fate Magazine, one of the greatest publications of all time. Do yourself a favor and check out this collection of Fate Magazine covers.
Looks like being an ex patriot is doing the Road Chief good.
Check it out, a Witchbeam illustration to accompany a Telecult track in the crazy exhaustive 905 Deaf in the Valley compilation. Featuring lots of amazing acts, this is a must have for lovers of freaky sounds and freaky art:
905.100: V/A “DEAF IN THE VALLEY” 2xC30 & ART ZINE BOX SET
deaf in the valley is an assemblage of killer sight and sounds from fifteen amazing artists who dabble in both crafts. the release consists of two pro-dubbed 30 minute cassettes and a full-color offset printed zine, all packaged in a brown kraft box with clear plastic lid, limited to 200 numbered copies. each artists involved contributed one page of artwork and one track from either a solo project or a group they are in. those included are
THURSTON MOORE (also in sonic youth)
JOHN OLSON / LOST ANCHORS (also in wolf eyes/dead machines. runs american tapes)
JOE DENARDO / GROWING
CHRIS POTTINGER / COTTON MUSEUM
CHRISTOPHER FORGUES / KITES
HEATH MOERLAND / SICK LLAMA
DENNIS TYFUS / VOM GRILL
BRENT EYESTONE / AUGHRA
DAN DLUGOSIELSKI / MOSSY THROATS (also in uneven universe)
BRITT BROWN / ACID WASH (also in robedoor. runs not not fun records)
DANIEL LA PORTE / EARTH CROWN
JEREMY BRADLEY EARL / THE CREEPS (ex-woods/meneguar. runs fuck it tapes)
KEVIN MCELENEY / DROUGHTER
and… WITCHBEAM / TELECULT POWERS (also in The Stooges & Yes. Oh, and Yesca. Oh, and also The Moody Blues.)
Oh, you can preview the Telecult, Acid Wash & Earth Crown tracks here: http://www.myspace.com/905tapes