Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Mark Lord - Tachyon Firing Squad - Phaserprone
Another one from the latest Phaserprone batch. First off, two color letter-pressed sleeve and imprinted cassettes with a gold insert. Nice. Mark Lord is the nom de tape of the massively productive Providence fixture CF, whose visual work you'd probably recognize from his ongoing Powr Masters comic and Paper Rad stuff. (He didn't do the art for this tape, however.) Also does Daily Life, who have a new LP on Load. OK, the tape. Tachyon Firing Squad conjures an industrial dystopia using synths and drum machines that are all hard edges and cold as concrete. Static, strange voices and whistles of radio noise drift in over the short-wave. The strong rhythmic undercurrent, general palette of sounds and generally bleak outlook remind of early industrial groups like Cabaret Voltaire or a harder edged My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. Bleak and groovy.
$8, email firstname.lastname@example.org to order (down to my last copy).
Also, the Phaserprone tumblr is nice.