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To Share Forever With You

+DOG+: To Share Forever With You (Love Earth Music)

Love Earth Music label leader and sound artist Steve Davis' +DOG+ project is joined by a cast of noise and sound artists--Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin--for a mix of rich sonic assaults, collage constructions and possibly some live captures, in an interesting and well-produced collection of diverse approaches to sound.
 

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Bobby Almon-performer

Chuck Foster-performer

Edward Giles-performer

Jack Szymczak-performer

Joao Lobo-performer

Mackenzie Kourie-performer

Ron Karlin-performer

Steve Davis-performer


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Label: Love Earth Music
Catalog ID: LEM-318
Squidco Product Code: 34127

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Sudbury MA, Providence RI, Los Angeles CA, in 2022-2023.

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"A lovely artwork by Cierra G Rowe of two interstellar beings kissing or hugging is used for the latest release by +DOG+, who is, of course, is Steve Davis, the label dude of Love Earth Music. These days, most of his releases get sent to me to review, so I can also compare or find links with earlier stuff I reviewed. And I probably say the same thing every time: That's not a punishment of any kind, as I like his approach to sounds and composition. His Discogs page is a bit empty as not all releases are on there, nor are all of the Love Earth Music releases. And as with the previously reviewed Compactor, I suppose a bit of mystery should be there.

"To Share Forever With You" has many titles that in some way relate to relationships and maybe even pregnancy or the end of either of those. "Nothing Loved Is Ever Lost", "His Eyes, Her Laughter", "Keep Living & Loving", "A Responsibility To Wonder" and "Angel Wings". It's obviously a conceptual approach to the subject, but it remains a mystery to the subjects. It can be all made up; it could have happened to Steve or someone nearby. But as information about most L.E.M. releases is scarce, I will stick to what I hear, and that is some loud music. Maybe even a bit louder than I've heard in his recent releases. The cutup noises are pushed towards the front of the audio-image, and several tracks have (audible yet incomprehensible) vocals. With these vocals, they get a bit of a power electronics feel as it's less 'screamy' than what one normally hears in harsh noise.

The tracks on this release can roughly be divided into two directions. One part seems to be recorded fully with sounds and noises in a collage kind of setting, and the other is a combination of generated electronics with what appears to be live drumming - albeit not all too coherent and not always recognizable as such. My favourite track is "Everybody Has A Light" because this one has a bit of everything."-BW, Vital Weekly


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Artist Biographies

Steve Davis, aka S. Standfish Davis. +DOG+ has been a central project of Steve Davis' Love Earth Music label, the noise project formed 1990 in Osaka, later in Massachusetts (and, for a time, Southern California) since 1997.

Davis is a member of the groups +DOG+, Blue, Dogshit, Expando Brain, Intensive Studies, Le Chien Nu, Shit Brothers, and Reality Challenged.

4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Nothing Loved Is Ever Lost 01:59

2. Everything Can Start Again 03:52

3. A Responsibility To Wonder 03:01

4. His Eyes, Her Laughter 07:02

5. All You Need Is You 02:22

6. Looking At You Looking At Me 03:59

7. I Hope I Never Find Closure For My Grief 02:02

8. The Magic Of Your New Existence 03:02

9. Its Ok To Not Be Ok 04:30

10. Everybody Has A Light 05:00

11. Keep Living & Loving 03:03

12. From Supernaut To Moon River 05:56

13. Keep On Smiling Steven 03:49

14. Angel Wings 12:41

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