2013 has been keeping Dive Signals busy already. Right between dropping a new digital single and the debut of collaborative project The Coast, he presents the world with this, what I think is his 20th release, Bedrooms.
Much like last year’s 10,000 Tropics, which I reviewed here awhile ago, the album’s sound draws much from ambient and IDM music. This time, Dive Signals has injected his even-sharper production skills into more long-form jams, creating perhaps his most expansive sonic journey yet. It’s one with warm celestial tones floating over reverb and a light grit of brittle percussion, descending into foggy terrestrial realms. A remarkable release and undoubtedly the first of many more wonderful works of this magnitude we’ll see from him this year.
Dive Signals is an Orange-County based “experimental free-form project” care of Angel Ortega. The recent album 10,000 Tropics starts off feeling like a chillout mix for a solitary 3 A.M. walk on the beach and ends in hazy guitar numbers. It’s evident here that Dive Signals are definitely a project to keep an eye on.
Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, you might find yourself listening to it several times in one day. Especially while it’s still summer. Don’t forget to bring a towel.
Available digitally [FREE / name your price] as well as on CD-r & Cassette. Released by Static Reason Recordings.
I went to Permanent Records the other day, spotted this 7″. I asked Clint what it was, he had no idea. It was marked $4 and I was $4 curious. Worried this was probably a release from yet another Edmonton hardcore band my hopes were not high. I was pleasantly surprised. Pure dissonance, at first listen this plays like a slower rhythmic drone, but it is built upon fast harsh percussive guitar. This review comes about 4 years late as the 7inch was released in 2008, who knows how there got to be about 5 copies here in Edmonton, as far as i can tell this was released in Dallas. I encourage everyone to ‘grip’ this right away, as i said early it is available at Permanent Records here in Edmonton, or online at Bill Murray Tapes
Some updates on RDP releases:
Will Scott’s “…Recordings” debuts at #3 on the CJSR charts!
And congrats to Krang for making it to #1 this week.
The album “delves into what I can only describe as a musical jungle,” says Jim Cumming at Argue Job. Read the brief journey into that jungle here.
Also, our first tape release just got reviewed at Vital Weekly. With Potier and Ocra tracks being described as sounding like “a faulty air conditioning unit” and “the old male orgasm played out this time in a hyper-real space,” respectively, who could resist reading it here.
The Italian Husbands first mass released album, on Panospria, is a banger. The albums first track “I take the last train every night.”, which is probably a great time to listen to this, starts off as a lo-fi mess before it transforms into an epic noise pop dirge, and the album continues less saucy, more bossy, but always leaving a stain on your shirt. One half Holzkopf and one half Gold Rush, it blends like a dropshot, a truly psychadelic combination. These lifemates are making music that throbs. The entire album is free for download, as is the enitre catalogue of Panospria. The boys, Jake Hardy and Trevor Rutley, recently graced the satge of The Ramshackle Day Parade, on October 22nd, stay tuned for the live recording of that, and beware of pictures floating around from that night.