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!

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.

Podcasts and reviews!

Loads of new podcasts with Orca, Attack’s! C.M.S.O. on the deck this past couple of weeks:

And there’s an extremely perceptive track-by-track review of the album up on listencorp (we expect nothing less!). My favorite part:

Reaching an ecclesiastical euphoria of harmonies and echoes, the voice doles out thank you’s from the creators of the course. After which things descend into instrumental chaos with glissando notes filling the soundscape, ending the course on an emphatic and almost ornate note tied off with a twinkling swish of pixellated bells at the very end.

Finally, Farewell, Doomed Planet! is also back on the WTUL charts this week. By my count, that’s now 21 weeks? Amazing.

On The Fringes of Sound Review

Love this reaction to Orca, Attack’s! C.M.S.O. from On The Fringes of Sound:

When I received this one in my inbox, it immediately stood out to me as one of the most interesting concepts for an album. The entire EP is something of an essay being read aloud, except the message comes through… wrong.

I‘m currently four listens in and I‘m quite sure I haven’t learned anything. But I do know that it is also very fun to listen to.

Read the full review over on the website. Thanks Lars et al!

Dream of a review from Underscore

Well, this is the kind of review one dreams about. From Underscore Music Magazine’s new series, The Inbox:

“God, I love this. I love the music and I love the idea, which is one of those you wish you’d thought of yourself and can’t believe it hasn’t been done before…Airy vocals, mangled library music, robotic spoken word and sudden flights of electronic fancy guide the listener through what seems to be a pretty complex academic paper…”

More over on the Underscore website. Thank you!