Now on Sale via Static Reason Recordings is The Coast’s self titled release.
The Coast features artists Bryan Schuessler (Opacities, Vehicle Reversing Systems), Angel Ortega (Dive Signals), Matt Kivel (Sleeping Bags, Mystery Claws) & David Metcalf. Together the group conjures dream ridden soundscapes through live studio improvisation.
"Gorgeous… A quiet ramshackle — lo-fi instrumentals with delicate guitars hovering, all blurring into each other… Stunning."
— via Pyongyangplatics
The Cassette comes packaged with a heavy cardstock double sided J-Card featuring artwork by David Metcalf and Angel Ortega and the Cassette itself comes screen printed with artwork by Bryan Schuessler.
UK based sound artist Delusi delivers through his debut physical release Cataclysmia a series of vigorous soundscapes filled with glitch oriented cuts alongside pulsing waves of carefully crafted distortion.
The album is dynamic and full in scope though not invasive nor extremely harsh. Delusi rather creates a certain emotional solace from his own presentation of chaos.
"Cataclysmia appropriately bridges the gap between the unsettling and the familiar, with organic sounds mingling with unearthly ambiance. While many of the frequencies Delusi shares with the listener are euphoric, their humming and crackling brings to mind dying stars exploding with one last radiant finale before achieving an ultimate silence”
— Black Metal & Brews
"Just as apocalyptic warnings are being etched into the sky by meteor trails and patterns of alien light, my skull is being ravaged by all manner of scuttling bugs and electric shocks."
"Sonically expansive and aurally immersive, Delusi’s debut disc makes a solid impression. Cataclysmia represents an artist already on top of his game…”
— A Closer Listen.
Listen to: Delusi: Cataclysmia
Opacities // Control
Opacities is the main project of Bryan Schuessler (VRS, The Coast). While being rooted in the ambient genre, Opacities is very much an experimental project, blending elements of glitch, noise, industrial, and post rock. Being a guitarist by default, Schuessler revolves his compositions around a guitar/laptop combination. Other instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, synthesizer, drums, field recordings, homemade electronics and programming. Most notably on Control, Schuessler molds intricate, slowly evolving soundscapes that are both engaging yet subdued. The tracks displayed are based on loose structures with considerable improvisational leanings. The album tastefully shifts from multilayered complexity to striking minimalism, creating a dynamic and interesting experience that flows.
Control is available via Bandcamp at Name Your Own Price
The second volume in the Men of Little Faith series.
A revolving door of open minded Orange County based experimental musicians. Sessions are typically free of orchestration and predisposed notions. Loosely crafted structures, vibrant tones and a certain chaotic element are always the primary focus.
Recorded Live in Studio the Summer of 2012
Bryan Schuessler: Electronics, Guitar, Programming
Angel Ortega: Prepared Guitar, Electronics
Brandon Ralph: Synth, Electronics
Marisa Kirtland: Violin
Static Reason Recordings is an independent label based in Orange County, California. We bear a focus on the release of various unique and thought provoking experimental sound work in the cassette and CD-R mediums.
art credit: a. ortega // dive signals
"Sonically expansive and aurally immersive, Delusi’s debut disc makes a solid impression. Smithson’s album Cataclysmia represents an artist already on top of his game…"
running low on stock…
(Pictured // Zaimph: Live, Crowhurst: Death Van [Blood Red], Tanner Garza: Lucid, Dive Signals/Opacities: Split, The Coast)
2hrs 13min / 16 Tracks / 17 artists
Now Collected in Full
The line up: AMK, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Red Kings. Future Blondes, Shaun Sandor, homely, Dive Signals, The Volume Settings Folder, Crowhurst, Brandon Hurtado, Jason Hodge, Opacities + Brandon Ralph, Pharmakustik, Buddha On The Moon and Vargrwulf