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New Albums Out Soon:

Normal Bias six-cassette boxset (Ballast, US) – a more than 3.5-hour-long piece of “music” spread across twelve sides of analog tape, recorded to 4-track cassette for maximum hiss/mud impact… heavy stasis moving at geological time… with guest contributions from Ryan Huber and Todd Bowser.

Dawn Songs cassette (No Rent Records, US) – all sounds recorded and music composed  between 4am and 7am, summer 2016.

 

Upcoming talk and performance: 
… Thursday, June 23, 2016Miami Performance International Festival. Miami, FL.
1pm – artist talk: “Howard Stelzer: Cassette Music 1996 to 2016” at Miami Beach Regional Library.
9pm – performance (with Jason Crumer, City Medicine, more) at Churchill’s Pub.

 

New Album Out Now
The Case Against CD (Monotype Records, Poland)
a1224770151_16Over the course of his new album’s five tracks (presented as a single piece in five parts), composer Howard Stelzer produces an evocative and highly visual piece of obliquely narrative sound theater sculpted from humble cassette tapes in the dead of a New England winter. The cover image of a desolate beached galleon (drawn by renowned comics artist Tony Millionaire) sets the tone for what follows: a steadily enveloping deep-water/deep-space dive into chilling depths/heights. From the gradually enveloping dread that rises from below in the album’s opening minutes to the full-spectrum melodic glory that returns listeners to solid ground an hour later, “The Case Against” is easily Stelzer’s most accessible and accomplished work to date.

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