July 1, 2009.
Okay. So I am slow. I think you all know that by now. And
I am great about coming up with brainiac ideas and unrealistic
"Oh yea! I can have all the Cetapath albums and pages
and links and everything done in a week and then I will
post that and that is like, I dunno, 60 releases! Wow!"
Right... that'll just take me what, um, 15 minutes.
So here is update #2... sincerest apologies about the
delay. I know you were losing sleep over it.
The earliest Cetapath
releases, under the name Chillchill,
are complete and available for download. There are 44 Cetapath
releases also available on ampdistro...
but the nice HTML pages are not quite up yet... Soon...
The rough count of albums with catalogue numbers from the
participating labels is now 380. And that count is just
the eight labels across the header... which means that not
included are all the amazing self-released albums by some
of my favorite artists... from the boys on Whitepine and
their many endeavors; to the earliest shit from the Sonicterror
Crew - Rusuden, Line 47, Enduser, and Pale; and then the
cincinnati musik that inspired me back in highschool - Trashcan
Philosophers, Soft Cactus, and My Friend Kevin... It'll
all be here in time...
Again, please be patient as the site gets up and running.
And please feel free to provide feedback, report broken
links or *.zip files, etc.
STATUS: 15 of 380 = 3.947% complete
The album of the week is "The Lowest Tech" from
Shapethrower. Released back in 1999, I first heard this
album during the fall of 2000. And this is still the album
that defines Shapethrower and the sound of Ray Ogar for
me. Fourty-five minutes of deconstructing digital clicks
and pop posing as percussion with wind-like synth pads hovering
just below the surface as Skynet-style
machines malfunction in the background.
I remember being in to 1990's electronic musik (enter en
vogue british electronic musik artist name here), but this
was something else entirely. This was electronic
musik. Nothing about this musik sounded remotely like an
instrument a person could play. The darkened deserts of
Texas after our artificial intelligence becomes a bit to
Oh, and as Ray once told me, the digital clicks are on purpose.
These are not poorly encoded *.mp3 files. It is exactly
the way it is supposed to sound. Give it a minute to take
it in and absorb. In time it will all make sense.
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