Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lavas/Magmas tape


Available now. $5 PPD in the United States, $7 rest of the world. Color covers on thick glossy card stock, stereo-dubbed on type 2 cassettes. Edition of 50.

Video of Sterile Garden performing at Albuquerque Experimental Fest

video here: VIDEO

Also, another Sterile Garden performance in December:

DECEMBER 17
AT: RHINOCEROPOLIS, 3553 BRIGHTON BLVD.
Voices Of - Tape Release
with Sara Century and nervesandgel
(split tape release)
Thug Life - Zine Release Party




Wednesday, November 3, 2010

review of Sterile Garden youtube performance


There are two more copies left of Lindsay Nichols' photograph zine, "In Limbo". Here's a few preview pictures: $6 with postage, $5 in person






check it out here:
http://www.foxydigitalis.com/foxyd/?p=1909

also here's some other reviews:
http://existest.org/ee_v3/?p=1875
http://www.arma.lt/introspect/texts/introspect-review%20STERILE%20GARDEN-NOVASAK.htm

2 more reasons why I don't wanna be in the 'noise' ghetto. Let me out. Just to let you know, full discrepancy and all, I know Crawford Phileo, who wrote the piece for Foxy Digitalis.



Anyways, there's a lot going on around the Basement Tapes compound lately. There's a new project afloat called RECOMBINANTS. Pop music remixes in differing collaborative settings. The first to reach fruition is the S/T C20 which is with Matt Sage of M. Pyes/Patient Sounds Tapes/Castles. The first side is completed and we are starting the second side in the next couple weeks as time allows.




There's a new Sterile Garden composition in the works. It should be completed in the next two weeks, and we're going to try to perform it a few times here in Fort Collins and Denver before I go back to school in January. A few weekends ago with the help of my roommate Jared(Rad Vibes), Sterile Garden also recorded four versions of a piece that we've performed three times live, titled "False Digital". There will be two versions of the release; one being a 2 CDR(4-channel)/poster set, and the other being a stereo tape with art propaganda. We're very excited about this release as it has taken Sterile Garden in a different direction than many have heard at this point in our existence. We still have another 3-member composition for yet another SG piece that we've also performed three times in the past year.


Guest Mix Installment #2: Zach Reini






Zach said about the mix:
I think its a very common occurrence for people to get into daily situations that they wish they could get out of on
account of complete frustration or a sense of marginalization. Discontent is a normal feeling that is often clouded with happy-go-lucky positive outlooks, which are great in the right context, but there also exists the whole opposing spectrum that shouldn't be repressed. It's just unhealthy. These tracks help me, and I assume the musicians, cope with these mundane feelings and angst that still prevail from your teens into your 40's. Hate your job, hate your coworkers/colleagues, etc. A lot of cliches could come out of this, but frustration in all its aspects is at the bottom of my draw to this mix, so I hope this helps people find some music that aids the venting process.

Tracklisting:

1. Twin Stumps: Landlord
2. Drunkdriver: Quality of My Life
3. Fresh Meat: Bad Mask
4. Vile: I'm a Punk
5. No Trend: Killing Me
6. Slavescene: Fuck Off Away From Me
7. YDI: Not Shit
8. Swans: Time is Money (Bastard)
9. Dead Times: Christ Mourners I
10. Deep Jew: Virgin
11. Offerings: 11-Offerings-1
12. SNUFF: Male Supremacy
Contact info:
myspace.com/crawlhc
zachreini.blogspot.com





Monday, November 1, 2010

3 live sets download

here's some live performances from the past few years for your perusal:

Headphone Muzak download

here's the link for the newly released "Headphone Muzak" by Sterile Garden:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Guest Mix Installment #1: Ryan McRyhew





This is the first in a series of mixtapes by friends and fellow creative minds. First, a little bit of background on the author of the mix. Ryan McRyhew is one half of the electronic dance duo Hideous Men, who seem to be spearheading a fresh direction in the arena of DIY music. For some reason I haven't been able to catch them live although they reside in Denver and play out on a regular basis. Their equipment was stolen at the recent Titwrench Festival a couple of months ago, but they are bouncing back and working on material for a new cassette and a split 7". Ryan also runs the Laserpalace label which has been releasing like-minded DIY dance-troniks for the past few years.
I asked Ryan to do a mix for the blog because I knew he was into early electronic music as well as newer synth-based bands. Its nice when someone makes you a mix and there's artists on there that you know(in this case Demons, Raymond Scott, Mort Garson, Morton Subotnick), as well as digging deeper into realms unknown. Its a well-balanced mix of past and present musics, and well-worth your time if you have any interest in synth/electronic based sound. He offered this explanation of the mix:

"Regarding my endeavors, i'm very much interested in the concepts of music and art existing in other dimensions, humans being the contact points for translating those dimensions. Especially within the synth/electronic realm, sort of a ghost in the machine idea. I'm also into building electronic music devices to communicate with those ideas, and very interested in modular synthesis. I've been recording a release based on these ideas for a while now, looking to release it on cassette in october. It's a cross between the paranormal and synthetic realm. Outside of the more esoteric, i just love meeting people and trying to experience what they experience through music, i love mixes. DIY and community keeps it altogether for me. Hope that gives you a little more insight. Really the mix was just synth music that inspired me, with a little bit of flow, but mostly just songs that I think people should listen to."

Tracklisting:

1. John Pfeiffer: Reflection of a String
2. Jean-Piere Decerf & Myriam Chadcar: Aquatic
3. Mort Garson: Black Mass
4. Altocumulus: My
5. Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley: Stranger in the Night
6. Demons: Self Possession
7. Oneohtrix Point Never: Betrayed in the Octagon
8. Charles Dodge: Speech Songs - He Destroyed Her Image
9. Yip-Yip: High Heel To Mammal IV
10.Axxess: Kissing The Desert Ghost
11. Nik Tyndall: Strassen Der Nacht
12. Baby Sloth Spirit: Astromythics
13. Raymond Scott: The Rhythm Modulator
14. Morton Subotnick: Touch A
15. Survive: Glass Knives


download this mix here

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

recent performance pics





LIVE AT RHINOCEROPOLIS JUNE 18 2010
Maximal set-up with four speakers. Minus the other two members. Things fell apart with the tape delay, so I had to switch to something else. It worked out all right. Four more Sterile Garden albums to surface later this year.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sterile Garden: "Bind Them" download



http://www.sendspace.com/file/lbcjwc

Saturday, June 19, 2010

review of Sterile Garden/ Drowner split CDR

here:

http://tometotheweathermachine.blogspot.com/2010/06/drowner-sterile-garden.html

The shows with Lavas/Magmas and Behavior(new title for Drowner) went great. We played at an outdoor park in Fort Collins, a coffee shop, and Rhinoceropolis in Denver last night. Midwest, look out! I wish i could go on tour with these guys but I have to work while the jobs are there. The new Lavas/Magmas: "American DNA" cassette on Basement Tapes is now available for $5 in person, $6 PPD. Full-color, 2-panel prints on cardstock with stereo-dubbed C31s. Edition of 50.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Basement Tapes Discography












BT01

Christian Meth

Christian Meth (CDr, Album, Ltd)

2006

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BT02

Thomas Kinkaid Foundation

Sands Over Empire (CDr, tape, Ltd 40)

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BT03

Nova-Sak

Whine Box (tape, Ltd. 25)


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BT04

Oubliette

Bruised Members (Cass)

2006

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BT05

Weak Sisters

Subterfuge (Cass)

2006

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BT06

Dude War

Iron Curtain (Cass, Ltd.)

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BT07

Imaginary Flavors

Emma's (Cass, Ltd, C15)

2006

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BT08 Gullwing

S/T (Cass, Ltd. C20)

2006

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BT09

Man/Beast

A.L.O.T.W. (Cass, Ltd. 25, C20)

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BT10

Swan Lake #2

art zine and tape

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BT11

Blue Sabbath Black Cheer

Bourtanger Moor (CDr, Album)

2007

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BT12

Entropic Pregnancy

S/T (Cass, Ltd. 20, C15)

2007

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BT13

Golen Dawn

S/T (Cass, Ltd. 15, C15)

2007

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BT14

Torturing Nurse

In C Ice Age (Cass, c20)

2007

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BT15

Frozen Body

Buried By Beasts (Cass, Ltd, C15)

2007

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BT16

Ax Jexxee Rixxee*

Music From The 13th Maldoror (Cass, Ltd, C20)

2007

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BT17

Sterile Garden

Monoculture (Cass, Ltd, C15)

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BT19

Tetrototoxin

Live! And Unliving (Cass, Ltd)

2007

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BT20

Green Mist

You Can't Hit Pain Much Harder (Cass, Ltd, C30)

2008

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BT21

Christian Meth

Second Sermon (Cass, Ltd)

2007

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BT22

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 1 (Cass, Ltd. 15, C20)

2007

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BT23

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 2 (Cass, Ltd. 20, C20)

2007

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BT24

Christina the Hunn and Her Magical Drum

S/T (CDr, Ltd. 150)

2008

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BT25

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 3 (Cass, Ltd. 20, C20)

2007

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BT26

Ratface

Early Signs of Interest, Lacking (CDr, Ltd. 20)

2007

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BT27

Thomas Kinkiad Foundation/Entropic Pregnancy

split tape (Cass, Ltd. 25, C20)

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BT28

Diseased Visions

untitled (Cass, Ltd. 35, C20)

2006

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BT30

Sterile Garden / Algiers

Alaskan Stand_Off (CDr, Album, Ltd)

2008

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BT31

Sterile Garden

Bad Toasting For Concrete (CDr, Album, Ltd)

2007

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BT32

Sterile Garden

Bind Them (CDr, Album, Ltd)

2007

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BT34

Sterile Garden/Householed

Collaborative Works CDr Ltd. 45

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BT36

Plethora / At Jennie Richie

Mickey Mouse Is Dead (Cass, Ltd, C10)

2008

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BT37

Sterile Garden

Sheets of Horns (Cass, Ltd. 24, C10)

2007

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BT38

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 5 (Cass, Ltd. 24, C20)

2007

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BT39

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 6 (Cass, Ltd. 30, C30)

2007

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BT40

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 7 (Cass, Ltd. 30, C30)

2007

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BT41

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 8 (Cass, Ltd. 30, C30)

2007

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BT42

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 9 (Cass, Ltd. 30, C30)

2007

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BT43

Ratface

The Salton Sea Volume 10 (Cass, Ltd. 35, C30)

2007

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BT44

Crank Sturgeon/Idm Theft Table

Which Witch? (Cass, Ltd. 100, C46)

2008

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BT45

Cochise (6) / Sterile Garden

"Our Stories" (CDr, Ltd)

2008


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BT46

Drowner / Sterile Garden

Split (CDr, Ltd. 50)

2009

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BT47

Sterile Garden

"Headphone Music"

(CDR, Ltd. 35, C30)

2010

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BT48

Wrecked tape

2010

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BT49

Automobile, Swift tape

(Cass, Ltd. 50, C30)

2010

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BT50

Witches/Behavior split tape

2010

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BT51

Lavas/Magmas

American DNA

(Cass, Ltd. 65, C30)

2010

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BT52

Regosphere/Sterile Garden

Collaborative Works CDr

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BT53

Voyeur Journals

(Cass, Ltd. 22, 2xC60)

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2 June Shows



Saturday, January 2, 2010

1/2/10 update

The Sterile Garden/ Drowner split CDR is now available.  $5 PPD or $4 in person. Orders can be made through Basement Tapes or What We Do Is Secret.
SPRING BATCH:  
-Automobile, Swift: TBA Cdr/Cassette
-Wrecked: TBA Cdr/Cassette
-Abbreviated Glossalia: Esophagus/Asparagus cdr
-Swan Lake 2 art zine/tape compilation featuring sounds from: DJ Yo-Yo Dieting, Budweiser Sprite, Algiers, Drowner, Suicidal Tendons, Skozey Fetisch, Argumentix, Red Squirrels, Crank Sturgeon, Moke Grotton, Pulse Emitter, Weak Sisters, Fletcher Pratt, Heat Wilson, Nova-Sak, Dreamcatcher, Amphibious Gestures, Doug Theriault, Jeff Jerman, Squim, and more...


LISTENING:
Cold Sweat demo
John Foxx: Metamatic
Priests demo



I'm doing a sound installation for an exhibition entitled "The Riddle of Ritual".

Gallery info and directions here: http://www.emmanuelgallery.org/

from the gallery website:

Riddle of Ritual
featuring work by Sterling Crispin, Justin Beard, Alicia Ordal, Michael Schuessler, Owleyes, and sound-artist Jacob DeRaadt. 
January 5, 2010 – January 12, 2010
Exhibition Reception – Saturday, January 9 from 7pm – 10pm

We are pleased to announce the group exhibition Riddle of Ritual at Emmanuel Gallery. The exhibition will feature work by Sterling Crispin, Justin Beard, Alicia Ordal, Michael Schuessler, Owleyes, and sound-artist Jacob DeRaadt. The exhibition will run January 5, 2010 – January 12, 2010. Please join us for a reception on Saturday, January 9 from 7pm – 10pm with a site-specific performance by Bongo Fury.

Riddle of Ritual is an exhibition that showcases artists who are working around the theme of ritual. Human behavior is laden with ritual, from everyday life to spiritual practice.


Many of the artists in Riddle of Ritual are approaching ritual from the perspective of mysticism, in ways that build upon the tradition of mysticism’s inherent relationship with religious and/or spiritual ceremony. Sterling Crispin and Alicia Ordal use installation to summon the supernatural, while Denver painter Michael Schuessler and LA-based collage artist Owleyes create two-dimensional work that is saturated with symbolism, light, and consciousness. Artist Jacob DeRaadt manipulates sound in ways that mesmerize his listeners. Ritual can also exist in our daily activities, from waking-up and getting dressed to preparing food. Artist Justin Beard visualizes this in his video pieces.


This is the second annual exhibition curated by the staff of Emmanuel Gallery, with the support of Director/Curator Shannon Corrigan. The staff is made up of students from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College, and the University of Colorado. Emmanuel gallery is a non-profit art space located on the Auraria Campus in Denver. Built in 1876, the Gallery is Denver’s oldest standing church structure. Originally an Episcopalian Chapel, later a synagogue, and now an art gallery, Emmanuel Gallery has been a destination for spirituality for over 130 years. Riddle of Ritual is responding to this site as a specific source of sacredness, ritual, and symbolism.


Gallery hours for this exhibition will be 12pm – 5pm, January 5 through January 12. Please note that we will be open on both Sunday and Monday.