The second and final release from Gerard Klauder's To Live and Shave in L.A. 2, vomited up at the conclusion of the brief August 2000 tour of Weasel Walter's To Live and Shave in L.A. 2.
Less an excoriation than a series of digital gouaches manifesting a dispersed nihilism in parched, abstracted interaction. The External Organ functions on a multiplicity of warped, ever-shifting levels, its sulfurous annotations evidencing a mind supremely attuned to sound as rancor.
01 Kill Misty
02 Nandor's Lament
03 Lady Shave (F. Tovey)
released September 14, 2000
To Live and Shave in L.A. 2 - The External Organ.
Performed by To Live and Shave in L.A. 3 (!):
Rat Bastard - guitar
Dan Hosker - guirar
Gerard Klauder - CDs
Elyse Perez - vocals
Ben Wolcott - oscillator
The External Organ - bass
Composed, edited, mixed and produced by Gerard Klauder in North Miami Beach, September 2000, with the exception of "Lady Shave," which was mixed by "Tom Smith" and "Andrew Wilkes-Krier."
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