Another thick mass of deeply sublimated tape noise has emanated from the excellent soundcloud.com/turmericmagnitudes account, based in San Francisco. The 10-plus”“minute “Black Thread – Crude Shrine” (Black Thread being the act, “Crude Shrine” the song) sounds like someone is playing a My Bloody Valentine album that’s been recorded at half speed over and over on the same cassette until it makes Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting in a Room” seem like an audiophile’s stereo-system dynamic-range test track by comparison. The whorl of deeply punished pop melodicism increases as it proceeds, until what could very well be a rough wave carries it out to sea.
Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/turmericmagnitudes. More from Black Thread at soundcloud.com/blackthread.