Sunday, September 10, 2017
Arvo contributed to a benefit compilation for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. AMK, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, and 40 others are featured.
"Sequencer Works Volume Three" was reviewed at Raised by Gypsies. Here is an excerpt:
".....Shots are fired and there is electronic laughing now. It grows quieter, sounds coming out in random intervals. The percussion sounds like horse clopping and then it goes back into this rhythm, a pattern of sorts I cannot describe but do enjoy ever so much. Big distorted beats bring out a sound I've always been a fan of and then we find grooves and beats on the final track on Side A, which features the most powerful and soulful voice of Atalee Judy. Wow. Just wow on that last track.
.... It's quite unique in terms of other drone music out there and since I haven't mentioned it yet, this isn't actually from 2017 or recorded more recently it's actually over a decade old and as such is rather ahead of its time. It has those sci-fi movie from the 1950's feels to it as well. ....
Before it all comes to an end, we have some vocals come out including on a cover of Flipper's "Life is Cheap" and, yeah, this is one of the greatest cassettes I've ever heard and I'm already looking into more music by Arvo Zylo. I suggest you do the same. "
Hal McGee has mounted a collage (not pictured) by Arvo Zylo, that will be featured in his next HalZine (#10), which is expected some time this September, except that Hal is preparing to either evacuate or assist in Florida Hurricane relief. Feel free to contact Hal to support he and his zine!