Tashi Dorji: guitar; Priya Ray: violin;
Robert Price: synthesizer; TS: vox/text.
01 Performance (37:54)
Recorded live at Izzy’s, Asheville, NC, on December 23, 2011.
Edited, mixed and produced by Karl and Paranoid Leather
at KSV HQ, Hannover, January-February 2012.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe
at Slab Alúcard, Cluj-Napoca.
Photography and design by Xue
at Dechert Press, Asheville.
"1950s slip-critic Swab Rook famously noted literary war had increasingly become "sound poetry's stepson". The de-rationalization of dirty cultural extroversion finds a contemporary quintessence in TS & 2nd Bank of Christ's handbook shredding Acerbic Shedding lager pylon. Modernist surfaces foster scarred structures which dispense with depth horrors in favor of scorn for war prose sensibilities. Their withering basslines and extroverted facility with texts of disillusionment serve as a stinging retort to the 'unconventional'. Rook's late aphorism - 'Murky years are the death of career' - seems to have resonated all to well with the Second Bank. Television was so 1970s, after all."
- Cramm, Contours No. 5, June-July 2012