The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger): Tetrad [CASSETTE] (Astral Spirits)

Blurring the lines between experimental music, improv, and composition, the trio of Joe Houpert, Nathan McLaughlin, and Erich Steiger use the studio to rework their improvisations, accenting aspects of the acoustic and electronic elements and morphing them in unexpected ways; "think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble".
 

Price: $7.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS049
Squidco Product Code: 24739

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded by Erich Steiger


Personnel:

Joe Houpert

Nathan McLaughlin

Erich Steiger

Steve Perrucci

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


SIDE A



1. Quasit 10:11

2. Retriever 06:46

SIDE B



1. Herzou 07:33

2. Marlith 05:51

3. Balor 10:00
Related Categories of Interest:


Cassettes
Electro-Acoustic
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Electroacoustic Composition
Quartet Recordings
New in Experimental & Electronic Music
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"HMS was born from a meeting of Joe Houpert and Nathan McLaughlin (who recorded as Loud and Sad) with Erich Steiger in Baltimore...where they recorded their debut album "Resolution." Since that time they have had releases on Avant Archives and Small Scale Music in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Whereas their previous releases were born of a particular moment (an improv meeting, a soundcheck, etc)

Tetrad finds the quartet using the studio to create compositions from improvisation. Both the electronic elements and the acoustic instruments have more room and sharpness. "Retriever" for example builds off of clicks and hums with drums and violin slowly creeping in until they take off into free improv flight. Think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble. Not really free jazz, not really electronic, not really fully improv but someone in the midst of all that you'll find HMS waiting for you. They've been ahead of the game for a while now."-Astral Spirits


Artist Biographies:

Joe Houpert, also known as "Prayer", is an experimental musician and a member of groups HMS, Loud & Sad, Tilth, Warning, and We Are Bright & Broken.

-Squidco 11/21/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Nathan McLaughlin lives and works in Hudson, NY, via years spent living in Maryland, Minnesota & Pennsylvania. For some time the focus has been on creating music with the reel to reel tape machine....the primary goal being to create beautiful sound heavily revolving around and directly influenced by the intensity of domestic situations. This goal exists as a way of explaining a complex and fragile life while protecting privacy, anonymity and individual free will."

-Last.FM (https://www.last.fm/music/Nathan+McLaughlin/+wiki)
11/21/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Erich Steiger is an audio engineer and a member of the group HMS with albums on Avant Archive, Small Scale Music, and Astral Spirits.

-Squidco 11/21/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Steve Perrucci is a member of the groups Warning, and HMS.

-Squidco 11/21/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

 
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Billington / Shippy / Wyche
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett
In It [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome)
Fanatics [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato
Split Release [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Birchall / Smal / Webster
Drop Out [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions)
Freedom [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly)
Hearts & Minds [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Jackson / Baker / Kirshner
The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Stine, Tim Trio The
Tim Stine Trio [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Dockery, R. Lee / Smokey Emery
Cathedrelic [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean
Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Anker / Lonberg-Holm & Jackson / Serries
Two Duos [CASSETTE with download]
(Astral Spirits)
Chatoyant
Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download]
(Astral Spirits)
Taco Bells w/Pekka Airaksinen
S/T [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Smiley, Andrew
Dispersal [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape
Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Pasarele, Somnoroase / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon
Noosphertilizer IV [2 CASSETTES]
(Aubjects)
Braxton, Anthony / Miya Masaoka
Duo (Dcwm) 2013 [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Romannis Motte
Time Sequences [CASSETTE]
(Anthems Of The Undesirable)
Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra
split [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)
Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith
Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey
Dreamland
(NO LABEL)
Parker, Evan
Hasselt
(psi)
Falzone, James Allos Musica
Lamentations
(Allos Musica)
Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble)
The Ins and Outs
(Emanem)

Search for other titles on the Astral Spirits label.