Ejaculation Death Rattle – O (right click + saves as)
There are some things that never step out of the shadows. Some objective facts which remain confidential. Facts that no one knows about, or wants to know about.
It applies to the true essence of financial capitalism (i.e. to artificially create movement of values based on a monstrous nothing-system whose self-proclaimed autonomy seems to have no other purpose than going deeper and deeper into dehumanization), or about how a streaming service such as Spotify chooses to split the benefits made from its use of other’s people music (i.e. just try and ask them…), or to the sporadic activities of Canadian collective Ejaculation Death Rattle (i.e. brilliant and adventurous as their name suggests).
Ejaculation Death Rattle is one of those bands you come across at the very end of a too long wandering on the interweb, but only if you’re temporarily lucky. EDR never benefit too much publicity, nor were conveniently propelled by an influent music journalist into some fancy à-la-mode musical sub-genre. Too bad for them.
Freak folk, experimental electronics, weird improv… All those names could nonetheless fit them transiently. But EDR just doesn’t belong to a genre, it rather subsumes them all through each extreme “song”. Inside EDR, who cares about your service number, what only matters is the final electric cloud.
EDR is a a group from Vancouver, simply a true and dynamic improvisation/improvised collective who knows no boundaries.
Ejaculation Death Rattle – Valley Accent (right click + save as)
Ejaculation Death Rattle – Pinkblueyellowstreaky (right click + save as)
Heather, from their crew, sent us two other beautiful examples of what they do.
1. Ejaculation Death Rattle – Live At The Secret Location (right click + save as)
“Live recording from a Spring Equinox party at a warehouse space in Vancouver called the Secret Location, recorded in 2009. It’s a bit old now, but maybe it is somewhat timely since I see that Grrrnd Zero was (and perhaps still is?) facing venue challenges in Lyons. Reading through the posting on the collective’s site, the troubles sound sadly similar to what’s been happening in Vancouver for a number of years – many groups that contribute so much to the city’s underground arts and culture have lost the spaces in which they work and host events because of zoning regulations and/or ridiculously high rents and little to no rent control. The Secret Location is an artist studio/jam space with an anarcho-feminist mandate that has run for 7 or 8 years now in varying states of stability. This recording is from one of the events that took place in the space.”
2. Ejaculation Death Rattle – Day-glo (right click + save as)
“More recent – from Feb. 2012, and from a jam session for a Day-glo Mardi Gras performance at a downtown gallery/shop called Blim. I’ve attached a picture from the event with this email just for fun, because day-glo is fun!”
Room 304 is an album released in 2007 by the courageous netlabel NoType.
There is a lot of deviant music to be found, freely shared under the CC BY-NC-ND licence, on their website.
An attempt to describe the sounds on Room 304 could be (assembling words from the album’s credits) : “ominous throbbing, buzzing of wasps, melodious deception, wailing spasms” + “screeching tires, low end rumbling, air raid sirens, herald of pestilence” + “amplified rust scratching, sawtooth scrapes, cheap and destructible strung plywood, ethereal string manipulation” + “the swelling of leeches, CPU shrapnel, microtonal dentist drill, pure waveform alchemy, transcendental pulsation”.
EDR also released a series of Lathe cut in 2010, via the excellent Fluorescent Friends label.
Naturally, they also share all those contents. They rule.
So also get Ejaculation Death Rattle – Lathe Series.