Wayne Longer (Adderall Canyonly) and Min Roach (4X27) team up again for some karmic suede; headphone manufacturers see a sudden spike in demand. Rare earth materials are mined at an ever unsustainable pace as China runs short on tweeters. Cities like Omaha, Des Moines and St.Louis settle ever so much more into the leather bottoms of their riverbeds as the oscillations and tessellations weave together for an even deeper footprint, down, down as we sink, slowly, oh so slowly in the luxurious, smoldering heat and lit from below we push off, and over.
The "modern" in modern art has been absently browsing the same wrinkled magazines in the etymological waiting room longer than many of us have been alive. You know the routine: Le Corbusier, glass walls, teak, chrome, TV dinners, space satellites, men being Men. The vanguard of modern music made its nests high in ivory towers, dotting staff paper in scotch and cigar smoke, or making mad science with modulars and mainframes.
Min Roach and Wayne Longer have spared no expense founding The Department of Harmonic Integrity, a capital-m Modern soundscape sweatshop that rejuvenates its deep roots. Lavishly appointed with the best midcentury consuetudes, the Dept. introduces husky cold war electroacoustics to the contemporary joys of perestroika, Industrial Light & Magic, feminism, and Vangelis. The retrofuture is now. Or later.
Min roach is a post-colonial living in South Portland, ME where she enjoys food and oxygen, amongst other things. Wayne Longer has some similar and some non-similar interests whilst living in a post-cool Portland, OR.
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This is one of the most moving suites of music I have ever heard. The music wonderfully complements the narrator's story. One of the best releases of this or any year, one of the best albums this label has to offer, and one that leaves me eager to hear Scheible's next work. A difficult listen due to the emotional nature of the work, but one that is absolutely worthy of repeated journeys into Scheible's sonic world and the narrator's heartbreaking story. Alec L. Critten