CMSO on Ambient Atomic Orbitals

Thank you Ambient Atomic Orbitals for remixing/mashing/weaving a handful of tracks from the upcoming EP C.M.S.O. on their newest episode (there’s some bonus Farewell, Doomed Planet! on there too). It’s a great sneak peek of the album and also a totally different way of listening to it, check it out!

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.

CMSO Pre-orders now available

Hi friends! I’m so excited to announce that pre-orders are now available for my new album with Orca, Attack! (myself and David Rodriguez). C.M.S.O. is an educational album, inspired by library music and the electronic works of Raymond Scott, about the very real research field (ahem) of Course Management System Optimization. Head over to Strategic Tape Reserve for some truly elegant cassette tapes. Hope you are well, and enjoy!

WTUL Charts and CMSO pre-release

So tickled that Farewell, Doomed Planet! just won’t stay off the WTUL charts; it comes in at #19 for the week of 03/07/21-03/13/21.

Also, pre-release for my new EP with Orca, Attack! goes on sale tomorrow! Keep your eyes on the Strategic Tape Reserve Bandcamp for cassette tapes, and the Elizabeth Joan Kelly and Orca, Attack! Bandcamp pages for digital only purchases.

New EP and the return of Orca, Attack!

Drumroll please…announcing the launch of the new educational cassette series “Learning by Listening” on the indomitable Strategic Tape Reserve label. Volume 1, C.M.S.O., is by Orca, Attack!, my band with husband David Rodriguez. From STR:

Learning by Listening is an educational, instructive cassette series designed to bring the information of the world into your home, and your brain. Our educator-developed, pedagogically-sound methodology harnesses the power of music to fully open the listening receptors, allowing both facts and abstract concepts smooth, unimpeded entry to the relevant zones of the human mind. Each non-accredited volume of the cassette series will cover a significant and edifying topic, presented verbally and musically by experts (or qualified enthusiasts) in that field. As the series grows, collectors will have the opportunity to build a home audio reference library, providing themselves with a vast ocean of musically-enhanced, easily-attainable knowledge, all conveniently storable on a wall-mounted shelving unit. Illuminate your ears, by learning, by listening.

Our contribution is the six-song EP C.M.S.O. (short for Course Management System Optimization). “Suitable for both beginners and those with some practical experience, Orca, Attack! (New Orleans-based academics/musicians Elizabeth Joan Kelly and David Rodriguez) approach the topic in a structured format, delivering the information in both engagingly processed spoken text and celestial sung vocals, all over a rich field of timbrally shifting electronic modern classical compositions specifically designed to effectively facilitate comprehensive attainment of the subject matter. We here at STR consider this inaugural volume a must-listen for anyone interested in either C.M.S.O. or the exciting, sublime possibilities in new music.”

The EP will be available on cassette via Strategic Tape Reserve’s Bandcamp page, as a digital download there as well as my Bandcamp, Orca, Attack’s! Bandcamp, and the usual streaming platforms. Pre-sales start on April 2!

Strategic Tape Reserve Label Mix on I Heart Noise

If you’re not yet familiar with the weird and wonderful world of Strategic Tape Reserve, I Heart Noise has a label mix up to introduce you to your new favorite ferric cassette architect. Features some of my favorites like moduS ponY & VLK, qualchan, HAWN, and Whettman Chelmets, plus my contribution to the 2019 compilation Shopland World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets. Check out the article on I Heart Noise and the mix on Mixcloud or below:

Tabs Out Top 200 Tapes

Tabs Out named the Strategic Tape Reserve Shopland World tape (which I have a track on) their #2 tape of the year and my Departure 2019 tape their #70! Check out the full list (which also includes music friends Whettman Chelmets, Budokan Boys, Nicholas Langley, moduS ponY, Jordan Reyes, and more) here.

Future Astronauts, Shrunken Planet, Lone Frequencies, Independent Music Podcast, Night Tides, and Strategic Tape Reserve

Wow, it was a weekend full of Farewell, Doomed Planet! on the airwaves. So many wonderful shows to catch up with:

Future Astronauts, featuring “Whaliens:”

Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison on WFMU, featuring “Trinity Quadrant Cantata” (click to listen)

Lone Frequencies, originally broadcast on Mad Wasp Radio, featuring “Harm” and some very, very complimentary words about the album that have left me blushing 😊

Independent Music Podcast with “Baleen Executioner:”

Harm” on Renée Blanche’s KCUR show Night Tides:

And, last but not least, a throwback to last month when Strategic Tape Reserve played “Departure” on New New World Radio: