A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.
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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS043
Squidco Product Code: 23958
Side A recorded live in Auston, Texas, by Marcus Rubio.
Side B recorded by the artists.
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1. D00P4M1N3 15:21
1. Stress Tensors 18:43
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"A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato. Each side presenting a fresh take on modern electronics and composition.
More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) has been on a rampage of mind boggling releases Ñ this will be the 8th release under the More Eaze moniker since 2015! He's had releases on labels such as Never Anything, Kendra Steiner Editions, Already Dead Tapes, Full Spectrum and more. "D00P4M1N3" is a side long piece that starts off with angelic chimes and keyboard loops enveloping each other, sounding something like an unheard Popol Vuh soundtrack, before building into a full-on drone section that eventually gives way to the completely unexpected and completely ace ending (think Bernard Fevre meets Shit and Shine). Every time I get to the 15 minute mark, I want the track to keep going...enough to keep me coming back again and again.
A.F. Jones and Steve Flato have both been making amazing electronic music on their own for some time now. You may know A.F. Jones from his incredible tape label Laminal Audio, as well as recordings with Derek Rogers, Bruno Duplant, Cristian Alvear, etc on labels such as Glistening Examples, Rhizome-s and more. Steve Flato may be recognizable from his recent string of amazing releases on Lengua de Lava, Tape Drift, Kendra Steiner Editions, Copy for Your Records and more. Jones and Flato come together here and give us an absolutely beautiful 19 minute electronic piece that would sit nicely next to Luc Ferrari, Francios Bayle, Bernard Permigiani or anything else on Recollections GRM. "Stress Tensors" starts with small gestures and tones and builds gradually with deep bass tones offset by intense and piercing tones. The track lives up to its title by never fully settling into a comfort zone, it moves back and forth uncomfortably but also purposefully."-Astral Spirits
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"Marcus Rubio is a young composer that works in a variety of mediums and genres ranging from pop songs to long form drone works for ensembles of portable fans . He has had his works programmed at Seamus,ICMC, Spark Festival, CEMEC, and EMM. In 2010, Rubio won the readers choice award for "Best Instrumentalist" in the San Antonio Current and in 2011, he won an ATAC Globe Award for best original score for his work on Trinity University's production of The Bacchae. In 2012, Rubio released/recorded a multitude of records and two of these, Hello Dallas and None of the Birds, were selected as local albums of the year by the San Antonio Current. As a live performer, he's opened for the likes of Bill Callahan, The Men, and Koboku Senju as well as performed/collaborated with FAUST, W-S Burn, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, Peter and the Wolf, Vinyl Williams, Lee Dockery, Michael Pisaro, Derek Rogers, and Bill Baird. He was also a full time member of both Moth!Fight! and the Cartographers. He has had his music released by Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Already Dead Tapes, Prairie Fire Tapes, and Test Tube. Rubio is also an active music journalists as a staff writer for Tiny Mix Tapes. He graduated from Trinity University in 2012 and is currently earning his MFA in composition from CalArts."-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3033742-Marcus-Rubio)
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"A.F. Jones is the foudner of the tape label Laminal Audio, and has released recordings with Derek Rogers, Bruno Duplant, Cristian Alvear, etc on labels such as Glistening Examples, Rhizome-s and more."-Squidco 5/19/2017
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Steve Flato is an electronic artists who has released alsubms on Lengua de Lava, Tape Drift, Kendra Steiner Editions, Copy for Your Records and more.-Squidco 5/19/2017
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