First proper CD release from Nautical Almanac's Twig Harper. Twig was a big part in Hanson Records getting off the ground back in the mid-90s, so I'm very excited to release his debut solo glass mastered CD! Hot off the barefoot of his collaboration release with Daniel Higgs on Thrill Jockey. Twig Harper continues in the alternate universe tradition of his three volume Intuitive American Esoteric LP series, with 43 minutes psychedelic tape manipulations and droning synthesizer, electronic and organic sound mixed to brain warping perfection. Bell's, homemade electronics, synth, piano, strings, junk, horns and voice treated with tape for full-on musique concrete/sound poetry/electronic trance inducing confusion.
Recommended for fans of Albert Hoffmann, Smegma, Pierre Henry, The Butthole Surfers, Maria Sabina, Dylan Nyoukis, Tobe Hooper, Criswell, Tod Dockstader, Sirhan Sirhan, The 13th Floor Elevators, Aliens, Humans, Jokes, and OBE's.
Muzzy, warped and unpredictable, 'Songs About Jason' presumably is Dilloway's tribute to his 'Grapes & Snakes' cohort Jason Lescalleet – whose -disc 'Songs About Nothing' vied with Dilloway's 2-disc 'Modern Jester' for Best of 2012. Steve Smith
Dilloway's textures scratch the itches I didn't even know I had, realigning my own anxieties within a larger context. Come for the gruesome textures, stay for the brilliant polyrhythms.
Ominous, playful, surreal, genius. pulan