Thursday, January 26, 2012

Swell Zombie "Frank" cdr

Swell Zombie
Self Satisfied

Very much lo-fi electro-acoustical work on this cd by illustrator and musician Marc Palm. Lots of simple guitar manipulations and loops. Sounds so simple. As if there is maybe one delay pedal, a distortion pedal and a tape deck involved. The loops and guitar playing sometimes seems to fall apart a little but he gets right back on track. This almost feels a little nostalgic to me. Reminds me a lot of Jeremy Eaton's Andyland in some ways. Andyland had a revolving batch of musicians; Eric Reynolds, Andy Schmidt were pretty much the standard ones but Al Columbia, Jim Woodring, Chris Jacobs, Chris Johansen and yours truly had all played at one time or another. After listening to this I think Marc Palm would have made an excellent addition. In fact I think Jeremy and Marc should get together and do at set. The packaging for this is awesomely crude and handmade. I really dig it but i got #2 of 2 copies in this version. I believe if you are interested there are other less elaborate cdrs available (UPDATE: this is true. Check the comments). Either way, check out Marc's music and artwork. You will not be disappointed. 

1 comment:

  1. Less elaborate CD-R available here, and a link to free stream/download version. : )