Friday, September 17, 2010

JIB KIDDER/EARZUMBA split 12"

IT IS OUT - OG-2010!
Jib Kidder and Earzumba Split 12-inch with DVR
Now available from our new website! www.oldgold.org
Release Jib Kidder show Sept. 30 at the Wulf, Los Angeles

Jib Kidder is Sean Yent-Shustercraig’s appropriator identity, a sort of graffiti tag in the virtual non-identity world. Heard on vinyl or as the soundtrack to his youtube collages, “Lossy Angeles” is a whirlwind of wild references and vanishing points; a mixture of audio-visual cues from beyond and within soul fried together, spiced and spliced with maximum frettage. JK, raised in Atlanta and tutored by guitarist Jimmy Young and artist Alex Kvares, recorded his side in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles over a span of three recent months. These tracks are not only funky and awesome; they also ponder the surrender of cultural forces to unexpected collaboration and permutations. The fireworks that result – as they do here - point towards a new kind of art revolution ahead. The microcosmic potential of sampling is limitless.
Similarly, Earzumba mixes “real” instruments with millions of random samples for a kaleidoscopic spiral rainbow of massive colours reflecting the environs of his portastudio: Vienna, Buenos Aires, Germany and Barcelona. Earzumba was a founding member of Reynols and presents the follow up to his Old Gold 2005 release “Simulando En Refugio” with a spicy glissando of “digital gloss” (JK’s words) more like Beaver and Krause than the Beastie Boys, but not without killer breaks. Earzumba draws from a spectacular palette of field (city) and jungle (nocturnal) recordings – employing live musicians Tomas Muller (space guiter), Edu Herrera (distorted wahwah guitar), Rafa Franceschelli (bass) and ‘unknown African drums, free doom metal, Muriel Latow and drunken bandoneon (Earzumba’s words).’ A glorious wash of exotic noise mixed with beautiful jams – Ives, Satie, and Zoviet France.

A word about the new site: a number of limited edition and occasionoally available releases from our massive discography dating back to 1994 may not be listed on oldgold.org. Please refer to this blog where we will frequently update the status of these more ephemeral releases, as well as distributed items and audio visual treats.

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