Pictureplane: THEE PHYSICAL
Produced and recorded by Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of HEALTH, Thee Physical is a celebration of human touch in a digital world. The album is also unquestionably Pictureplane's best and most assured record to date: his vocals are confident and unnervingly sexy, the instrumentation is at once both purely electronic and surprisingly human. Pictureplane has managed to make electronic music deeply emotive--a synthesis of the human and the machine both in lyrics and sound. Summer 2011 belongs to Pictureplane.
Deradoorian / Albert McCloud: Deradoorian / Albert McCloud
Lovepump United is proud to start of 2011 with a stunning split 7" from two bold, young female artists:
Elisabeth Wood is Albert McCloud. Her offering for this split 7" is a tribute to the stars called "Planetarium 2010." It's a somewhat implausible sounding Afro-Cuban-grooved choral arrangement of a tune originally conceived by Bruno Adams (1963-2009), and features a Sacramento, CA area community choir, ages 15-50, as well as a rhythm section plucked out of the Folsom High School jazz program. Although Wood has more or less called Berlin home since 2003, she's now in the early stages of working with a band in Seattle on a new album.
Deradoorian's contribution is the beautifully raw "Marichka." Produced by Angel Deradoorian and Dave Portner, the song is the first glimpse of new material since 2009's Mind Raft EP.
AIDS Wolf: Very Friendly
On September 14th, AIDS WOLF release their most unique record to date--and their 3rd on Lovepump United: a 12" crammed with some of the most important noise musicians of the past decade remixing AIDS Wolf's cover of THROBBING GRISTLE's "Very Friendly." A North American tour will follow...
The results are more challenging and bizarre than you could possibly imagine: nightmarish kraut from WEASEL WALTER (FLYING LUTTENBACHERS); sparse, terrifying soundscapes from WOLF EYES' JOHN OLSEN; searing noise and auto-tune from Baltimore legends NAUTICAL ALMANAC; manic, pounding rhythms from JASON FORREST; and alienating, reverb-drenched skree from Cleveland's EMERALDS. It's one of the most visceral sounding records we've heard all year, and most certainly does justice to Throbbing Gristle's bold legacy.
Two years after releasing the revered noise/dance record HEALTH//DISCO, HEALTH return to the remix realm with DISCO2, morphing 2009's GET COLOR into an electronic masterpiece. Curated and produced by HEALTH, DISCO2 features the epic noise jams of GET COLOR remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others), and leads off with the killer new HEALTH single "USA BOYS", mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode). HEALTH have turned the dancefloor filthy again. It's going to be a noisy summer.
Child Abuse: Cut and Run
In their five years of existence, Child Abuse have become much more than a (shocking) name. The legendary NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, and Grind (among other things) to for something entirely their own. On their 2nd full-length and 3rd Lovepump release, Child Abuse has reached the apex of weird: Cut And Run is a monument of bizarre brutality.