DIGITALIS EARLY FALL YUMS
summer's dying on the vine around here, earlier than normal which i hope means an awesome fall and brutal winter. i could really go for some sub-freezing temps and buckets of snow. just once, damnit! but fuck that ice storm shit. anyway, in celebration of the leaves changing and all that biz, we give you:
ltd#52: goatfooted/hunting rituals split c60 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
canada splits the atom sideways with two mega sides from two opposites from ontario. they couldn't be more different, but they complement each other quite unexpectedly.
goatfooted are drowning underground in reverberating caves. this duo of sarah good and josh st. denis will bring you down. melodic guitar lines are the lantern light at the end of a long, winding passage. coming out of nowhere like a cataclysmic collapse are good's vocals. she's the siren leading you to the rocks. beautiful, lilting and up to no good, you won't resist and will gladly die begging for more.
what works so well about this split is that hunting rituals aka r. hunter aka scott johnson is happy to show you what that demise sounds like. as your insides are ripped by saws of electronic mayhem, your ears explode under the sudden depressurization. it's horrid and gnarly and totally fucking excellent. bring it all home, canda. edition of 35, red-flowered gems. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd52.html
ltd#95: plankton wat "our solar beings" c28 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
all love to the master, dewmah has arrived. dewey mahood is probably best known these days as being the non-bindeman third of portland's fuzz kings, eternal tapestry. but when he's not burning down houses, he moonlights as the inimitable plankton wat. fractured folk-infused meanderings with warm strings and organic dressing. mahood's vocals are the ideal accompaniment to these bright, understated anthems. minimal percussion and mbira pick up where the vocals leave off, finding a balance with the acoustic haze.
it's been a great year for plankton wat (check his DNT lp!) and eternal tapestry, and "our solar beings" is another vital feather in his discography. edtion of 80, golden red suns. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd95.html
ltd#96: rambutan "incidences" c40 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
century plants & burnt hills conspirator, eric hardiman, is no stranger to the realms of burnt-to-a-crisp garbage drones. his solo guise, rambutan, has been on an absolute tear this year with not-to-be-missed offerings on stunned, 905 tapes, house of alchemy, & others. his abstract meanderings grind it out with tortured guitar melodies and raw, spitting electronics. hardiman wields tension like most people drop the ball. each side demands submission as each is an open, festering wound that needs to be cauterized. these pieces ooze like liquid gold. mastery, motherfuckers, take it or leave it. edition of 70, green team. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd96.html
ltd#101: sundog peacehouse "bros" c53 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
the first time i heard this trio i was absolutely smitten. sundog peacehouse are chris mucci, sal farinia and austin redwood and will soon be taking over their native pittsburgh by lulling everyone into a codeine coma. shimmering walls of heavily-processed vocals, guitars and samples ease you down into emerald green pools of total bliss. pure waves of spiralling sonics drench you and hold you close. there is something so unbelievably comforting about this music that it's impossible to get away from, impossible to ignore. having shared bills with caboladies (past) and bardo pond (future), you get any idea where these soaring aural dreams are going to take you. sundog peacehouse are stunning, simply put. don't wait around for the surf to break you out, just stay sunkissed and in love. edition of 70, fuschia waves to the stars. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd101.html
ltd#103: lakes "monument of nests" c19 $6 US / $7 CAN/MEX / $8 INTL
i'm honestly surprised that lakes AKA sean bailey isn't more of a household name. through the years, he's put out some killer damage on his inverted crux label and his own projects (paeces, lamp puffer w/ peaking lights' aaron coyes, wasted truth, etc). well, "monument of nests" is one of his best and we're damn pleased to make it available again. originally self-released in a micro edition, it's now hear to stay. disjointed, deconstructed pop songs that lean heavy on primitive, almost tribal rhythms and ramshackle instrumentation. acoustic guitars sound like they've been overblown to smithereens. makeshift electronics find their way through the fog, splattering everything in waves of analog fuzz. all the while, bailey's deep, monotone vocals spell the end for anyone who moves to close. punk in spirit, fucked in sound. edition of 70, clear as day. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd103.html
ltd#104: brother raven "nellie" c40 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
oh how i wish these guys were transversing the astral plane while i was still living up in seattle. i would have been an addict in need of some serious 12-steppage. the brothers raven are in fact jason anderson (spare death icon) and jamie potter (ex-bonus, million mists) cooking up a cosmic bowl of synthesizer stew. their methodic journeys feel like space-age rituals, painted in glitter and offered up to the stars as proof that electronics are alive. anderson and potter weave beautiful mystic webs of sonic spirals. you might as well ditch the crystal healing because brother raven will take you places far beyond the exosphere. bathe in the light and never look back. edition of 70, white as snow. pics: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd104.html
ltd#105: alphabets "pow sound" c34 $7 US / $8 CAN/MEX / $9 INTL
what an absolute revelation. alphabets is the brainchild of denver savant, colin ward and his first ever tape, "pow sound," is the bedroom dance party of your dreams. total synth overload and excess like somebody stole all the jewels hollywood has to offer and hid them in ward's keyboard. cut & paste pop bliss that is heavy on the heavy beats. seriously, the beats and the hooks are the stars here. you can't help but get sucked in and shake your ass. days later, the songs will be stuck in your head, you'll be humming the shower... from here on out, it's over. don't fight it. give in. enjoy. it's over. edition of 70, aqua blue beauties. pics & audio: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/ltd105.html
so you know how we love the package deals... whole shot in the arm for $40 US/$47 CANMEX/$53 INTL. once that goatfooted/hunting rituals split is gone, the package will be $36/$43/$49. also note that nearly every past tape on the site is down to single copies (some are down to 2 or 3 left), so if you've been thinking of nabbing some, don't wait long. EMAIL ME TO ORDER! other deals available!
as always: http://www.digitalisindustries.com/digi_ltd.html
and if that wasn't enough, i can tell you that BUGSKULL's brand spanking new LP, "communication" is ready to fucking ship! i won't have it up on the site officially until the end of th week, but they're in, assembled, and ready to go. it's $15 US/$18 CANMEX/$26 INTL postage paid, but a couple things (especially for overseas patriots) to consider: the seht "HRRY" LP+3" will be done next week, so combining shipping on those will save you some cold hard cash. also if you want to order a handful of tapes + the LP, you can save on shipping that way too. just GET IN TOUCH!
one last note: we will stop accepting pre-orders on the CURSILLISTAS "JOINT CHIEFS" album one week from today on 9/15. after that, you won't be able to get the bonus tape & other goodies. that also means the advance download of the album will go out to pre-orders around the 20th. so be on the lookout!
so that's that, TAPES and BUGSKULL - do you really need more? well, of course you do. evan caminiti's "psychic mud shrine" and elm's "nemcatacoa" will also be out next week (still accepting the $22 pre-order special on those for both CDs). also expect a big run of DSQs in the coming weeks as we try to clear out some extra tapes w/ some killer new sounds. so there's lots to love here. lots to digest. GET IN TOUCH!
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