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Mayhem in the Mansion, Shivers in the Shack [Used Item]

PSI (psi) (peeesseye): Mayhem  in the Mansion, Shivers in the Shack <i>[Used Item]</i> (Evolving Ear)

New York's collective Peeesseye presents disturbing music that straddles rock, electro-acoustic and its own unique scene.

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product information:

Label: Evolving Ear
Catalog ID: EE21
Squidco Product Code: 22982

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in France, October 2006.

This is a USED (previously owned) item


Chris Forsyth-guitar

Jaime Fennelly-harmonium, electronics, organ

Fritz Welch-drums & percussion, vocals

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track listing:

1. Revival

2. Moon Vegetables

3. Plastic Grass

4. Mayhem in the Mansion, Shivers in the Shack

5. Night Flowering Artery

6. Riding on the Curly Head of a Man from Coney Island in a 280ZX

7. Zoltan Is My New Bird

Related Categories of Interest:

Evolving Ear
Improvised Music
Rock and Related
Improvised Rock
Electro-Acoustic Improv
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Song Based Music
October 2007

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

New York's collective Peeesseye presents disturbing music that straddles rock, electro-acoustic and its own unique scene.

"After being in the wastelands way too long, The Peeesseye temporarily transmanifested themselves onto the foothills of a wine drenched mountainside for a seasonal sound-farming initiative. The air was cleaner, easier to breathe and infinitely more capable of supporting the molecular vibrations caused by the group's creeping creations. Time revolved around empty sockets and delirious meetings of thought and action. What ensued felt woolen, and Mysticum shutters a wooden box with a brain inside. It was like a skintight sponge island with anxiety drawn out in long tone distilled fragment drips. These unkempt convolutionists came out of unearthly celebrations after too much exposure to a wide variety of psychic forcefields. Inhale once a dreary thought colliding with dream shards and increase volume by doing the opposite in retaliation to itself. After pints of wild animal tears, everyone stops dead in their tracks and decides to succumb to the purity of intention."-The Peeesseye

Artist Biographies:

"Guitarist Chris Forsyth's hypnotic instrumentals assimilate art-rock textures with vernacular American influences culled from a lauded career as a composer, improviser, and inveterate collaborator. Long active in the international improv/experimental underground, he's released a series of acclaimed records as a solo artist that demonstrate a resolute engagement in making corporeal/cerebral music that transcends such subterranean realms, reaching instead for a bleeding-edge physicality and lyricism that he deems "cosmic Americana." The fascinating tension manifest in Forsyth's playing between often long-form, rarefied abstraction and percolating rhythms and rock/roots structures animates notable recent works such as his 2011 LP Paranoid Cat on Family Vineyard and Early Astral, a 2012 duo LP with Koen Holtkamp (Mountains) on Blackest Rainbow.

His 2012 Kenzo Deluxe LP/CD on Northern Spy, which features "The First Ten Minutes of Cocksucker Blues," a stunning conceptual soundtrack piece for Robert Frank's banned Rolling Stones documentary film, has been described as "resonant [and] incisive... a cosmic abstraction of the American guitar tradition, reducing blues, rock, folk and improvisation into their spare, hypnotic base elements." Aptly, Forsyth credits a Keith Richards interview in a 1988 issue of Guitar World with introducing his teenage self to the banjo-derived open G tuning, which Forsyth now employs almost exclusively. The Wire has praised him as "an erudite and farsighted guitar stylist, mapping a path that's hip and scholarly in equal measure." Uncut calls him "an emergent master."

Forsyth has toured throughout Europe and the U.S., sharing stages with such like-minded travellers as fellow PoB artist Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Rhys Chatham, Sic Alps, Grouper, Loren Connors, Mind Over Mirrors, PG Six, and Träd Gräs och Stenar, and, from 2002 to 2011, as a member of Peeesseye. He studied with guitarist Richard Lloyd of Television and has also collaborated with diverse artists including Meg Baird, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nate Wooley, and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez and RoseAnne Spradlin. Forsyth was awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and resides in Philadelphia."

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"Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He currently plays in Lambs Gamble (with Eric Boros and George Cremaschi), FvRTvR (with Guido Henneböhl) and in various ensembles with guitarist Neil Davidson. He is a primary member of Asparagus Piss Raindrop and makes performance works with the choreographer Louise Ahl. He has played with Blood Stereo, Evan Parker, Crank Sturgeon, Jazzfinger,Tamio Shiraishi, Joke Lanz, Stephen O'Malley, Maya Dunietz, Michael Vorfeld, Tony Conrad, Usurper and Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram among many others. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow, Scotland."

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