Many many thanks to Avant Music News for including Orca, Attack!’s weird little faux-educational-musical-dispatch C.M.S.O. (with Strategic Tape Reserve and David Rodriguez) with the Best of 2021! See the full list, plus honorable mentions, on the AMN website.
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C.M.S.O. top 46 tape of the year
A million thanks to Tabs Out for naming Orca, Attack!’s C.M.S.O. the #46 cassette tape of the year! So many of my favorite releases from 2021 are also on the list, really excited to be included. Listen to the year-end show and see the list on the Tabs Out website.
Avant Music News Best of the First Half of 2021
Big ups to Avant Music News for including C.M.S.O. in their “best of the first half of 2021” list!
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!
CMSO on Avant Music News
Many thanks to Avant Music News for including Orca, Attack!’s upcoming release, C.M.S.O., in their picks of the week alongside Caustic Reverie, Damon Locks / Black Monument Ensemble, Vertical Squirrels, and Arvind Ganga & Riccardo Marogna. Pre-orders for cassette or digital download are available from Strategic Tape Reserve’s Bandcamp or more digital options here, and the album releases on April 16.
Urban Mutant Highlights of 2020
Many thanks to DJ Bleek for including “Stay Safe” on the Urban Mutant Highlights of 2020, aired December 23 and 30 on KHUH LP Seattle (aka Hollow Earth Radio). “Stay Safe” was in Part 2, now on Mixcloud and below. Happy New Year to all and here’s hoping 2021 is an improvement. Until then, stay safe and stay home.
Recent Music Heroes Best of 2019
Thank you so much Recent Music Heroes for including Farewell, Doomed Planet! on their Best Albums of 2019! See the full list here.
The Letter “Music I loved in 2019”
Thank you so much to Blair Millen for shouting out Farewell, Doomed Planet! as a “genre-bending” album that “deftly crossed various musical plains with aplomb.” Blair’s got loads of great recommendations; see more over on The Letter.
Avant Music News Best of 2019
A huge thank you to Avant Music News for including Farewell, Doomed Planet! on their Best of 2019 list. Lots to peruse here; see the full list, plus their Albums of the Year, over on the blog.
Best ofs: Counterzine, An Earful, Houdini Mansions
First of all, big props to blogs who wait til the actual end of the year to make their year-end lists! I really appreciate being recognized on the following:
anearful Best Of 2019: Electronic: Farewell, Doomed Planet! “I can imagine watching the big blue marble disappear in the porthole while listening to her loopy melodicism and watery textures, which brought both Eno’s Apollo and David Torn’s guitar to mind.”
Houdini Mansions Favorite 100 Albums of 2019: Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets (including my track, “What Penumbras“) at no. 30
And “What Penumbras” also made it to no. 175 on Counterzine’s Top 200 Tracks of 2019, as listed on Twitter