Objects of Timeless Validity

by To Live and Shave in L.A.

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New to TLASILA Bandcamp: Objects of Timeless Validity. A contiguous survey of studio perturbation, March 1998-September 1999. The Wigmaker was still being pared down, the ill-fated Tony Conrad, Fat-Ass was contorting into shape, and the free-glam convulsions of October 1999 loomed while a murder of edits descended on Western Blot. Magnitudes and tensors hummed and throbbed.

Discerning "Neue Sachlichkeit" buffs will perhaps recognize the title of the compilation from the acidic harangues penned in the mid-1920s by aesthetic contrarian Gustav Hartlaub; his attacks on bourgeois art bores of the day mirror TLASILA's unstinting battle against itself.

Objects of Timeless Validity is comprised of:

a. Tony Conrad, Fat-Ass (Pt. 3 rough instrumental edit) (March 1998, excerpted from the 7:37 original)
b. Parisian Supplement (22 June 98, excerpted from the 7:59 original)
c. Mounting the Artificial Mare (from the disc two assembly version of The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg) (August 1998, excerpted from the 7:50 original)
d. Aggrieved (August 98, excerpted from the 4:08 original))
e. Hatewave Edit #4 (6 September 98)
f. Cryptopsy Edit #9 (November 98)
g. Accelerant (May 99, excerpted from the 5:52 original))
h. Loudspeakers for the Poet's Famous Disques (mix #6) (August 99, excerpted from the 5:32 original)

All excerpts previously unissued.


released May 8, 2015

All tracks edited, mixed and produced by Tom Smith at Microgroove, Atlanta.

Rat Bastard - bass (c & h)
Ben Wolcott - oscillator (c & h)
Tom Smith - voice & text (c & h)



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