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Artist: ATELECINE
Title: A Cassette Tape Culture
Format: LP
Label: Pendu
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Many know Sasha Grey for her starring role in Steven Soderberghs �Girlfriend Experience� or as Vince Chases girlfriend on Entourage or as the starlet on the cover of October 2010?s issue of Playboy Magazine or as an acclaimed porn star who has taken home multiple AVN awards, been photographed by Richard Kern and Terry Richardson, and is taken seriously by universities and the NYTimes. Although Sasha has now released two full-length LPs and a 7�, she is not as well known for her music. Sasha is not a porn actress turned musician like a Traci Lords, Sasha has always made music. Sasha has been recording music since she was 15 years old and was influenced from the beginning by groups like Throbbing Gristle and KMFDM. She takes an experimental approach to making music in the form of sound collages which bring to mind artists such as Nurse With Wound and Coil. She has worked with Current 93 lending her vocals to �Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain�. �A Cassette Tape Culture� is the second recording by aTelecine to be released by Pendu Sound Recordings, a NYC-based independent record label run by artist/curator, Todd Brooks. This 36-minute full-length LP continues where their �aVigillant Carpark� 7� on Pendu Sound left off and expands outward toward longer, more developed soundscapes rich in textures made from tape loops, synth-washes and sparse vocals. aTelecine originally began as a duo with Sasha Grey and Pablo St. Francis, but has since expanded into a 4-piece adding new members, Anthony Djuan and Ian C." - Pendu.
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Artist: ATELECINE
Title: The Falcon And The Pod
Format: LP
Label: Pendu
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Full color gatefold jacket and poster, pressed on colored vinyl. "aTelecines The Falcon And The Pod is the first in a trilogy of gatefold LPs (the next two installments: Sounds That Gods Fear, Are You Attracted To Wounded Animals). For folks whove heard the bands noisier previous work — for instance A Cassette Tape Culture — the spacey, smeary, drifting and droning "ambient death dub" will come as a surprise. Ditto folks still hung-up on the fact that the electro-industrial quartet features Sasha Grey on voice, synth, tape loops, guitar, etc: This isnt some easygoing vanity project. What we have is a patient, expansive collection, one that nods to interests in Coil, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, and Lustmord, among other things. Importantly, The Falcon drifts into its own hypnotic, weirdly insular and esoteric territories, ultimately sounding like nothing Ive heard all year." - Brandon Stosuy.

Artist: WOLFE, CHELSEA
Title: Apokalypsis
Format: LP
Label: Pendu
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Its fitting that Chelsea Wolfes second album opens with a hair-raising, animalistic snarl — the sound of some beastly metamorphosis caught on tape. Ἀποκάλυψις (pronounced "apokalypsis") finds the L.A.- based artist perfecting her distinctly doom-drenched electric folk. Here she graduates from mobile 8-track experimentation to an actual studio, enlisting a few friends to help even as she maintains the strikingly visceral elements of her powerful debut, The Grime & the Glow (2010). The end result is a both a broader sprawl and a tighter claustrophobia, a serious heaviness of sound and spirit prone to unexpected moments of beauty and triumph. Rightly, the albums title is Greek for both "apocalypse" and "revelation." Wolfes gift for tense beauty reigns supreme on "Tracks (Tall Bodies)," where warm guitar, cavernous drums, and her beguiling voice engender an elemental feeling of regret in tune with the words: Its a machine were up against/Devoid of reason, devoid of sense." The upbeat "Demons" follows, seemingly as counterpoint, rolling forth on a damaged surf beat and becoming a careening steam engine of scratchy thrash and tortured cries. Later, "Moses" demonstrates what Wolfe may very well do best, cooing choral over grinding Sabbathy guitars, somehow hinting at an odd ebullience hidden in the dirging murk. Though Ἀποκάλυψιςs tone is decidedly dark, its a dynamic album, evidenced by buzzing, organ-soaked soul of "The Wasteland," the clanging blues of "Friedrichshain," and the haunted ambience of "To the Forest, To the Sea," which feels like a field recording from the bewitched woods of Wolfes youth. The LPs undeniable high point however, is the unforgettable "Pale on Pale." The seven-minute song slowly bores its way into the listeners skull thanks to Wolfes ghostly moan — which deals death at every lyrical turn — and the thick black metal chords that push it along. Somewhere between the blood-curdling scream and squalling feedback that close out the track, transcendence is achieved, and Wolfes transformation into a true force of nature is complete." - Pendu.
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