"To the degree that modernity has a meaning, it is this: it carries within itself, from the beginning, a radical negation."
- Henri Lefebvre.
"Gerard's music was pure caustic critique. We became instant friends. (This) was the first of his quite radical toxins engineered to poison the well of perception."
- Tom Smith, 108/101 Magazine, issue 7, 2012.
Tom Smith vs. Squarepusher was the immediate precursor to Gerard Klauder's To Live and Shave in L.A. 2 and TLASILA 3 recordings. They appeared well in advance of Weasel Walter's TLASILA 2 and the slurry (I Love L.A., Born in East L.A., TLASILA 1975, et al.) that would follow. Think of it, if you will, as To Live and Shave in L.A. 1.5...
released March 20, 2000
Composed, edited, mixed and produced by Gerard Klauder, March 2000, North Miami Beach. Issued in an open-ended edition, no label name, no matrix number.
01 Untitled (21:53)
Remastered by Tom Smith at KSV, Hannover, on May 9, 2015.
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