SHIFLET, MIKE - SUFFERERS (LP)


"Ohio-based noise upsetter Mike Shiflet has amassed an enviable amount of releases in the last decade. Tapes, vinyl, cdrs - you name it, he's done it, but it's taken until now for Shiflet to weld together what he regards as his defining work. The first in a series of two 'proper' albums, 'Sufferers' takes the listener to the very heart of Shiflet's sound - through the abrasive noise heard on his early releases all the way to the shimmering ambience that made up his breakthrough album 'Llanos'. A deeply patient and rewarding record, Shiflet uses his long-practiced skills to lay waste to a gaseous collection of source recordings, bringing a chattering, disturbing resonance to what sounds like whirring hospital equipment. It is always difficult to reframe US noise music without the punk, tape-destroyed aesthetic - but like Kevin Drumm before him Shiflet manages to push his sound into high fidelity effortlessly. Each frequency is picked meticulously for maximum effect, and trust me when I say that if you listen on headphones you are treated to an entirely different experience." (label info) Edition of 500 copies.
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2011| TYPE | 20.90


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