TLASILA Blog: A forum for all things related (and of interest) to the experimental collective To Live and Shave in L.A. Founded by Tom Smith in May 1990, TLASILA is antithesis, energized at the juncture of aesthetic revulsion. Genre is obsolete.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 2
KSV 205: Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Petty Demons (2008, 2012 reissue version)
Patrick Spurlock: instrumentation. Tom Smith: voice.
2012 reissue version:
01 The Man from the Restaurant (3:59)
02 No Ford in a Fire (6:26)
03 The Girl with the Hatbox (13:44)
04 Freeze, Die, Rise Again! (13:57)
05 Petty Demons (new mix, 20120501) (23:51)
Original album recorded Summer-Autumn 2008 at The Cat House, Valdosta, Georgia
and at Western Blot, Adel, Georgia.
Reissue mix/edit performed by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at the Slab, Cluj.
Sleeve by Anstoß, Hildesheim.
K. Saur from German art blog Auf Mund wrote a short preview review of the album. (Cheers to Karin for allowing us to re-print it here.)
"Working their cassette vinyl, Chilean psycho-acoustic duo Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock ascend to prominence with these finest Berlin versions (featuring 'Handing' versions) dreamed up in their mystical bunker - this is B! Their Berlin remixes dream mythic one-counts that border synth-psycho pioneering duo To Which, with sounds more propulsive than Essential in Tape. (I am right on this, so don't bother to argue.) Originally dance-floor deaf, astonishingly immersive mix sources put polar aversion to the 'Cassette Honesty B-Side' test. Red B-sides approach among re-shaped, eerier scrapings, finally pressing toward proper power-vinyl versions. Mix-word wizards, proper (regal) counts, totally unlike your dull originals - the 2012 elongation of 08's Petty Demons is a focused tone driving to perfection. Spurlock and Smith sprawl where others fear to floor."