There is the rhythm, which feels like we are listening to a garden shed full of tools in which a DIY hero is busily building its own garden furniture. There is the electric bass, so nice and thick that you can imagine wanting to sit on one of these freshly built chairs without ever standing up. Next to that we have that sun-providing sound of someone stroking a few guitar strings – which is always the right recipe to go for when in need for a certain warmth-holiday feel and vibe.
“Things move on into a strange seductive time traveling zone, one in which an old school train rattles over the tracks and the landscape is presumably all made out of electronic memorability. You can hear the birthplace of drone, the early BBC synth basement experimentational vibes, the electric joyfulness of truly re innovating music as it had always existed before.”
Go on a trip without leaving your house thanks to the new Funderground episode from Yeah I Know It Sucks. Features “Exclusion Zone Earth (Or, All Hail Chernobyl Wolves)” as well as so many of my favorites like HAWN, Xqui, Headboggle, Jude Montague, Petridisch, and Cloud Diameter. See the full tracklist on the Yeah I Know It Sucks website and listen on Mixcloud or below.
Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music For A Discovery Park Of Miniature Supermarkets is happily still making the rounds, most recently being reviewed by my faves Yeah I Know It Sucks. They had this to say about my contribution, “What Penumbras:”
“First shopping mall I entered was one curated and owned by Elizabeth Joan Kelly. Once in I got the surprising surprise of being tossed into what could only be described as a surreal slide into something named ‘What Penumbras’. A heaven for consumers that likes to buy psychedelic experiences from a jar by mumbling gurus that got themselves deliciously surrounded by smoke and special sound effects. It made me not only feel very enthusiastic, it also gave me a very weird feeling in my stomach; a shopping sensation like this, you simply wouldn’t even expect to happen at a well thought out shop in a chewed up Disneyland theme park… This was the impressive place that once you had found the exit again would have made such a impression that it would simply stay with you for days on end.”
Full review on their blog!
“…her works…are so futuristic and well executed that it somehow sets the norm of music standards a bit higher for all of us.”
Full review over on the blog.
So thrilled by the response to Farewell, Doomed Planet! so far. Here are a few more spins the album’s gotten over the last couple of days.
“Unusual Capsule” (originally from Prosthion Recordings This Machine Confuses Fascists: An ACLU Benefit Compilation) on the very new Yeah I Know It Sucks podcast
“Harm” on Redneck Synth Episode 43
Perpetually supportive Yeah I Know It Sucks has reviewed the ENTIRE Prosthion Recording This Machine Confuses Fascists: An ACLU Benefit Compilation, with some blushingly laudatory words for my contribution, “Unusual Capsule:”
“freaking hell, she hitting brilliance again over here, with a full on stereo mindf*ck, wicked beat weirdness, a work of amazeballs quality that feels like it is on a next level while still having that trademark of humanity to it; don’t want to be an ass licking licker but this is absolutely brilliant.”
Thank you as always to YIKIS for their unending support and kindness, and don’t forget to check out the full album: 36 tracks, $5, all for a good cause.
“It’s here that the music rattles around like a kind engine of unspecific electronic origin, one that caters Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s voice like a space fairy that had been made for the glorious mission. She sings beautifully warm and kind, as if her vocals are channeled from another world in which everything is better, healthier and sane.”
Read the full review here!
Another priceless review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, this time of my Gertrude Stein rap “If I Told Him.” An excerpt:
“There in my imagination Elizabeth Joan Kelly sits behind the wheel, golden teeth blinking in the sun as she is rapping out her words like the toughest hero who knows what she is doing – and I sit next to her as a support act, waving my hands in awe: how cool is that?”
Read the full review over on their blog, and thank you to YIKIS for all of their support!