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Recorded between 2008/16 ** OPAQUE DYNAMO (FR- 12"Vinyl LP x 300) - 2016

300gr Heavy Sleeve (printed on uncoated reversed paper) — Lacquer cutting

Ref : opadyn01-gr01



** All tracks recorded on reel-to-reel tape recorders and 4-track cassette recorders

Music, processing, mix by GRegory Raimo _2008/16_


Lineup : GR = All instruments


Content :

SIDE A 1. Perforation 2. Vertical Take-Off (Part 1) 3. A Flickered View Negative

4. Violet Piss In Snobbish Eardrums 5. Ritual To The Decadent

SIDE B 1. Vertical Take-Off (Part 2) 2. Altostratus 3. Forward Signal 4. Propel Tension On Polyester Base

5. Shock Degrees 6. Down The Hidden Shade 7. Backward Signal 8. Quarter Inch Creaks

Total Time : 40 mn



Release Notes :


" Give my nerves a little workout,
— my flesh sonic uppers ;
I wanna sound like a busy signal
By day & night fillin' in the blanks. "
(from Vertical take-Off, part 1)

GR's Propel Tension On Polyester Base is a decisive effort in tape recording, 13 private tracks taken from the archives of an adventurous mind and forming a mysterious sound diary, a core part in the evolution of GR's style and a secretive work in progress highlighting an incessant appetite for putting a tentacular vision onto the recordable surface at hand.
Among the tracks presented here _ which were taped between 2008/2016 _ some are achieved in one blow with evident fulgurance, while some others are initiated early and completed years later in different spaces, non-similar phases, bringing to the sound textures some unfathomable provenance ; the material is relentlessly tracked down by following the natural path of self-autonomy over space & time.

" The featured material was taped non-uniformally,
various analog recorders and spaces were used
over a period of private stimulation. "
(GR mentions on the back cover)

The spectrum of styles & processes approached and developed by GR on those recordings is ultimately wide.
Free construct open rhythm, hear the dead snare at your heels, freer rock, hard kicking grooves & serpentine pulse shall scare the hell out of ultra moving asses in the rush, saturation, dangerous proto-punk, the most menacing monster-fuzz downtown, cosmic elektronische & psycho tape looping, abstract instrumentals, fingerpicking to the decadent, possessed vocals and wicked street-punk delivery, non-chordal guitar excess, reel to reel manipulations, a mastery of fixed sounds through the written & unwritten… — Propel tension on polyester base, tapes archives.

_Opaque Dynamo, 2016



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