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Extra: Spiral/Athletics (Love Earth Music)

The third album from the collaboration of sound artists Howard Seltzer, who typically works with consumer grade tape players, and Brian Grainger, head of the Milieu Music mailorder label, in an extended work of textural cassette sound, field recordings, drone music and modular synthesis, a journey through rich and well-controlled sound.
 

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Brian Grainger-composer, performer

Howard Stelzer-composer, performer


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Label: Love Earth Music
Catalog ID: LEM-317
Squidco Product Code: 34126

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Massachusetts and Ohio, 2022-2023.

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"Howard Stelzer and Brian Grainger are Extra. 'Spiral/Athletics,' Extra's third album, was made manifest in 2022-2023. It continues to tangentially expand on the band's previous published work, with a colorful and dense array of textural cassette sound, field recordings, drone music and modular synthesis - headphones are suggested."-LEM


Artist Biographies

"Brian Grainger was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1983, and since 1997 he has amassed hundreds of recordings under various monikers and in collaboration with others. His most prominent projects have been Milieu, Coppice Halifax and works produced simply as Brian Grainger. In 2004 he began a small mailing list that eventually grew into the Milieu Music mailorder label that he maintains today. In 2006 he found a business partner and collaborator in David Tagg and the two founded Second Sun Recordings together. During this time Brian also assisted David with his already established Expanding Electronic Diversity label, until operations were moved to the newer Install imprint in 2007 and by 2009, EED closed its doors. Today Brian continues to release a steady stream of his own works via Milieu Music and coordinates both SSR and Install with David Tagg. He currently resides in Columbia, SC with his wife Sophia and their pets."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/426224-Brian-Grainger)
4/22/2024

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"Howard Stelzer (b. 1974, New York) is a composer of electro-acoustic music. Beginning in 1991, almost all of his sounds are generated by, processed by, recorded onto and played back out of cassettes and consumer-grade tape players. Stelzer ran the Intransitive Recordings label from 1997 until 2012."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/542-Howard-Stelzer)
4/22/2024

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1. Spiral/Athletics 50:19

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