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Thursday, December 25, 2014


"oops wrong year"

Read the primer for the show in The Chicago Reader, including a review of the new "Assembly" LP here.
Photo credit: Christine Kozol, with thanks to Chris Turner.

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"Assembly" was aired (and I'm told is considered one of the top albums of the year) by Scott Scholz on his WORDS ON SOUNDS podcast.

Recent Guest DJ appearance on WZRD here.

Thanks for reading/listening!

For the record, it seems like Montoro listened to Side B first, but other than that, I couldn't have imagined a better review, much less written one myself!

...this show is a release party for its debut LP, Assembly, a joint effort by Zylo’s No Part of It label and venerable Massachusetts experimental imprint RRRecords. Zylo assembled its music from as many as 66 simultaneous samples of brass and woodwind instruments played by himself, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House), Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse), Brian Klein (the Machinist), and Andy Ortmann (Panicsville). Recorded in a meat locker on three MiniDisc machines, their improvisations include blowing through a 15-foot pipe and placing the bells of their horns against the metal walls. The album starts out approximating something that a giant refrigerator full of horn players could’ve done in real time, but then hard edits and obvious looping and layering kick in, transforming their output into something like an industrial beat. Zylo applied no effects to the stacked tones, but they sometimes sound like an electric piano or accordion, a Dremel tool on glass, a steam vent at a steel mill, or a close-miked vacuum cleaner—at their peak, they could pass for the stampeding offspring of a wildebeest and a locomotive. The other side is lush and meditative, its ambient shimmer and howl suggesting bowed cymbals or far-off leaf blowers and floor buffers; drop its playback speed from 45 to 33, and it sounds like a church choir of whales.

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