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Artist: YEK KOO
Title: Desolation Peak
Format: LP
Label: Emerald Cocoon
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Yek koo returns with primal minimal maximalism – vocal deconstructions rapping inside raw distortions of emotive gut.  All of us are beacons in the void called Desolation Peak, where Kerouac once sat listening to “laconic crackling voices” coming through the radio as the only human sound, bouncing back and forth against the peak of negative space, like the human form with its layers of noise stark against the silence of nature.  Intimately confrontational, Desolation Peak owes more to east African ritual chants than it does contemporary guitar modes.  Illuminated by the same electricity as A Handful Of Dust or Heather Leigh Murray and like Jandeks best work or Gates Metric it is a moment of humanity clawed back from an inhuman world by sheer indomitable outsider will.  Vocals multiply & fall back into themselves, guitars bloom like flowers of grit, spells are chanted, the guitar wielded like a weapon, worn like a medallion, until the whole record collapses on itself into a slab of groaning gleaming feedback.  Expertly harnessed by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab, MA.  Mastered by Mark Alan Miller. Cover Art by Helga Fassonaki.  Edition of 259 on 45rpm quality Czech vinyl." - Emerald Cocoon.

Artist: YEK KOO
Title: Love Song For the Dead C
Format: LP
Label: Emerald Cocoon
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Released to coincide with her installation at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles as the first part of her musical hagiographies series (more info on that project here) Love Song For The Dead C is a procession of drunkenly stumbling conceptual experiments. Between its humble paste-on sleeves swarms a double LPs worth of ideas crammed into a single LP, tumbling over each other in strange shapes. Bookended by two renditions of a Persian love song (one sung in Farsi, one in English) that trade in the same echoing confusion as her recent Alone Together 7", Love Song For The Dead C belongs to the tradition of the great outsider sides of the early 90s (Twin Infinitives, Market Square, Harsh 70s Reality) more than it does to anything of this desperately conformist epoch. Like those records it has a purity of form resulting from an individual working to tie the knots of the past into the shape of a personal present, outside of scene or market concerns. In Bye Bye Blackbird dissonant chiming slowly unfurls into a vast chasm of sound over a mesmeric nine minutes. A disorienting or disoriented guitar wafts through a wah-ed swirl of delay and distant Dead C samples in Rose The Provider. The Top Is The Bottom is a harrowing slow-motion crawl through alleys and sewers of room tone as captured by the tunnel-vision fidelity of the trademark Yek Koo dictaphone. This is living, breathing, human music � no ringtones, no product placement � just heart, tears and breath, easy and free. 
Edition of 288, with handmade bootleg style paste-on covers. Mastered by Sean McCann." - Emerald Cocoon.
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