You Can Never Leave Review and Radio

You Can Never Leave, including my track “The Insufferable Shame Of The Pine Nut Bulk Bin,” was reviewed in A Closer Listen. An excerpt:

Some of the titles are particularly amusing:  “The Insufferable Shame of the Pine Nut Bulk Bin,” “Find Your Epic (A New Level of Hell,” “The Sauna Must Be Booked 24 Hours in Advance.”  Is this really heaven, or a scrubbed nightmare?  Precisely how happy is the upper class?  What would occur if a resident were to skip one of those cappuccinos? 

The compilation was also highlighted on Unofficial Britain, and Kate Bosworth played a few tracks on Dark Train.

Pre-order today and you get my track immediately. The full compilation is out on June 25. All proceeds go to Coffee4Craig, which provides vital support for Manchester’s homeless and people in crisis. You can watch my track accompanying the ad here.

C.M.S.O. Reviewed in The Wire

It’s with the utmost pride and joy that I share that Orca, Attack!’s C.M.S.O. is reviewed in this month’s edition of the incredible The Wire magazine. Spenser Tomson writes, “…incoherent snippets of detail are delivered via garbled new age electronics and blissed out chorals, like a sleep learning tape that’s been chewed by the deck.” The full review is available from Exact Editions or your local library. THANK YOU to Spenser and The Wire editorial staff for their support!

Two new compilations

I’ve got tracks on not one, but two new compilations!

Today, Ball of Wax releases Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE, a compilation of all 80 (!) music tracks included in the international game of artistic telephone that I participated in this spring. My song “Nest” is in the mix.

And today, Front & Follow announced the pre-release of You Can Never Leave, a compilation of tracks inspired by this very Lynchian advertisement for luxury housing. You get my track, “The Insufferable Shame Of The Pine Nut Bulk Bin,” immediately if you purchase today, and the full compilation is out on June 25. All proceeds go to Coffee4Craig, which provides vital support for Manchester’s homeless and people in crisis.

You can watch my track accompanying the ad here.

C.M.S.O. is (some of) The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp!

We here at Orca, Attack! headquarters are beyond ecstatic that Marc Masters included C.M.S.O. as one of his picks for the best experimental music on Bandcamp last month. Here’s an excerpt:

The New Orleans-based duo of Elizabeth Joan Kelly and David Rodriguez mix retro-futuristic voices with technological debris to create something not far from James Ferraro’s work circa Far Side Virtual. Simultaneously funny and creepy, C.M.S.O. is cultural collage that works on whatever level you feel like assigning to it.

Read the rest over on Bandcamp!

New releases

boycalledcrow releases his newest, Bottletown, on Strategic Tape Reserve today. It features two songs with my vocals and is an all around gorgeous listen, check it out!

The newest re/emergence collaboration (an audiovisual one!) between myself and Tyler Weaver is also forthcoming; signup for Tyler’s newsletter to get it exclusively delivered to your inbox this Sunday.

ElectroJunkyard Episode 6

Airing today: a C.M.S.O.-themed episode of ElectroJunkyard, my bi-monthly show on Camp Radio in France. This is an abbreviated version of the mix David Rodriguez and I put together for I Heart Noise in honor of the release of C.M.S.O. (Learning by Listening Vol. 1). The mix includes a smorgasbord of spoken word, synthesized voices, music made for commercial purposes, music made for educational/instructional purposes, videogame music, and some other stuff that we just thought was cool. Airs at 7pm CET / 12pm CST. Listen at Camp Radio.

Episode 6 tracklist:

0:00 Orca, Attack! – Abstract – C.M.S.O. (Learning By Listening Vol. 1)

3:53 Frank Ocean – Fertilizer – Channel Orange

4:32 Raymond Scott – Portofino #1 – Manhattan Research, Inc

6:38 Gwendolyn Brooks – We Real Cool – Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006)

8:10 Lovage – Lovage (Love That Lovage, Baby) – Nathaniel Merriweather Presents…Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

9:06 Radiohead – Fitter Happier – OK Computer

11:02 Anne DeMarinis – Radio Song – Just Another Asshole #5

11:46 Terry Scott Taylor – The ‘Lil Bonus Room – Imaginarium: Songs from the Neverhood

13:56 Bill Wurtz – chips (sponsored)

14:06 Tank and the Bangas – Forgetfulness – Green Balloon

18:22 Delia Derbyshire – Great Zoos of the World – BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21

18:54 Stone Temple Pilots – My Second Album – Purple

22:04 Bill Wurtz – how to remember your name

22:10 Petra Haden – Odorono – Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out

24:26 Warmduscher – Rules Of The Game (feat. Iggy Pop) – Tainted Lunch

25:32 Reachground – Now You’re A Hero – You Have To Burn The Rope

27:46 Delores Galore – DEAD HERO (excerpt) – Virtua Mall 1.0 Soundtrack

30:02 Toxic Chicken – Van Gogh and his Ear – FUN

33:02 The Who – Heinz Baked Beans – The Who Sell Out

34:02 Anne Waldman – Uh-Oh Plutonium – The Dial-A-Poem Poets “Better An Old Demon Than A New God”

37:33 Choir of Downside School, Purley & Viola Tunnard & Benjamin Britten – Britten: Songs from “Friday Afternoons”, Op.7 – Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: “Cuckoo!” – Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; A Boy was Born; Psalm 150

39:00 bvixer – Brian Eno Windows 95 Sound x23

41:08 Sima Kim – Life is too short to use windows – You Won’t Find My Punchlines Here

42:20 Throbbing Gristle – E-Coli – D.o.A.: The Third and Final Report

46:26 Moor Mother – Forever Industries B – Forever Industries

49:16 Visible Cloaks – Lifeworld – PRSNT

49:48 Mort Garson – Plantasia – Mother Earth’s Plantasia

52:58 Raymond Scott – Portofino #2 – Manhattan Research, Inc

55:07 Susan Stone – Language Etude – Tellus #11 The Sound of Radio

57:01 Orca, Attack! – Ethical Approval- C.M.S.O. (Learning By Listening Vol. 1)

BMF Spring Mix Video and Animation World Network

Animation World Network has a really wonderful article up with the premiere of the Paal V video for my third and final remix of Geiger von Müller’s “Blue Moon Frequency #2b.” The track, which we’re calling “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Spring Mix],” is also available (FREE!) on Bandcamp.