PLASMIC FORMATIONS - “YEARS OF AN UNWANTED PAST”: This release collects the early, un-released works of Josh Fink aka Plasmic Formations, pre-dating even his work with Yes,Collapse (2004 - 06) by several years. In fact several of the tracks were recorded as far back as 1999, before Fink was able to obtain a synth. These are archived from private tapes never intended for any kind of release, recorded quickly and crudely, and the sets ups were crude and minimal, yet upon unearthing the material for this tape it was discovered that even on these early recordings Fink still held the ability to create the expansive, slowly evolving blissed out synth vibe we’ve come to expect. Even while using as little as a contact mic on a cheap bubbling water toy found at a novelty store thru a barrowed delay pedal and an old (new then) kaos pad, still has that horror film soundtrack feel, still has that halucainagenic warmth, that deep space spectral muck. FACT013 2xC90 LTD TO 50 COPIES SOLD OUT !
TEETH COLLECTION – “MISUSED GLORY” completely acoustic noise. Main sound sources are bells, banjo, the tumbler from a dryer, springs, small motors, and various other metal objects. Similar to the “Objects of Tape and Metal” sessions, but stripped even further of electronic aid by leaving out the use of tape. One mic in a large room. FACT014 C60 LTD TO 50 COPIES SOLD OUT!
PLASMIC FORMATIONS – “I NOW KNOW, KNOWING NOW”: This release shows Plasmic Formations moving in the direction it has been heading since it’s inception. Mostly influenced (albeit somewhat subconsciously) by watching cult and horror film classics by the likes of Hooper, Romero, Lynch, and Jodorowsky, and a heavy does of psychedelics to fill in the gaps, the vision seems fully realized, sounding somewhat akin to early Tangerine Dream or a synth only Goblin, Plasmic build a tense atmosphere of sound using real time looping, and minimal synth lines, to create rhythmic structured pieces. If you caught Plasmic Formations live on our recent tour, you heard him perform one of these tracks. FACT015 C90 LTD TO 50 COPIES SOLD OUT!
TEETH COLLECTION – “PEPAW – FOR HARLEY DILL”: after my last living grand parent passed away a few years ago, I was bequeathed a banjo, which I have used on these recordings as almost the only sound source in tribute to my late grand father; Harley Dill, a moon shiner from South Carolina who moved to Ohio in the 50’s for a General Motors job. These recordings are completely acoustic, quiet, improvised noise, with a great deal of personal meaning to me, with the banjo having symbolic meanings to my life and the lives of my family. I feel this is one of the most focused works I’ve ever done. FACT016 C40 LTD TO 50 COPIES SOLD OUT!
PLASMIC FORMATIONS / TEETH COLLECTION - 2010 SPACE ODYSSEY TOUR SPLIT/COLLAB: one tape is a split, with plasmic doing his synth drone song pieces and me doing the super quiet acoustic noise set. The second tape is all collab action, same set ups, synth and acoustics recorded live @ the quiet room in Dayton. These were made specifically for our 2010 tour with Nicolas Ceparski that we just finished (april 1st - 9th). FACT018 2xC90 LTD TO 50 COPIES SOLD OUT!