Issued July 7, 2013 via Karl Schmidt Verlag as KSV 301.
Six discs, a 36-page large-form booklet, and an A3 print of the 1999 tour poster in a plastic slip case. All the anxiety, all the aesthetic terror. Eight performances, two versions of the WNUR-FM session, four exclusive composite remixes, and a mammoth rework. Edition of 30.
From TLASILA Blog:
Here, young lovers, is where your fertile imaginations come into play. Steer meaning from the interstitial to the superficial! Or, give it an even greater heft than I and the others imagined it possessed. Fill in the blanks for yourselves, and drown in the excess...
101 Philadelphia Khyber Pass 19 Oct 99 (27:47)
102 Cleveland Speak in Tongues 20 Oct 99 (18:30)
103 Composite Version (7:17)
201 Green Bay Amnesia 21 Oct 99 (20:58)
202 Cleveland Speak in Tongues 22 Oct 99 (32:52)
203 Composite Version (10:53)
301 Detroit Contemporary Arts Center 23 Oct 99 (28:14)
302 Rochester Bug Jar 24 Oct 99 (26:34)
303 Composite Version (13:59)
401 Providence Fort Thunder 25 Oct 99 (34:17)
402 New York The Cooler 27 Oct 99 (28:43)
403 Composite Version (10:11)
501 Evanston WNUR-FM 22 Oct 99 (studio master) (32:51)
502 Evanston WNUR-FM 22 Oct 99 (broadcast feed) (33:46)
601 The Death (40:43)
released July 7, 2013
Tom Smith - voice, text, edits
Rat Bastard - bass
Misty Martinez - voice, movement
Weasel Walter - guitar
Nondor Nevai - percussion, voice
Discs One-Four unmastered from the original stereo cassette recordings. Disc Five unmastered from the WNUR master and a cassette recording of the original broadcast. Disc Six mastered by Linda, Viola and Uwe at the Slab, Cluj. Composite Versions and The Death edited, mixed and produced by Tom at KSV, Spring-Summer 2013.
Composed and performed Smith Bastard Martinez Walter Nevai.
A fearless cult figure from New England's underground scene, Sawyer's no-fi experiments with everyday objects and body sounds are greatly rewarding to those who have the patience and curiosity to give them a chance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 20, 2017