Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Trickle

Here are some of the early reviews of Llanos. I've been assured there are at least a few more on the way, so expect a couple more posts along these lines.

Jesse Goin at Crow with no Mouth goes exceptionally deep, reviewing not only Llanos, but also my vinyl releases from this year. Of the new album he offers:
Llanos encompasses, as I have said, much of the musical territory preceding it, but in a markedly unitive and mature way. There is no separation, to these ears, between howling noise and gorgeous melody, between the nearly overwhelming force and forbearance of the sun, and the rising wisps of steam and fog of late summer. [...] Shiflet's fealty to the elements of noise is all the more striking, given the tendency of artists who report similar peak experiences toward overtly precious, treacly music.
Read the full review here.

Frans de Waard does his usual 'rant about what he doesn't like before ultimately recommending the album and saying it's pretty great' thing (see just about every review of anything I've released) in Vital Weekly:
Shiflet joins the ranks of the likes of Joe Colley, Francisco Meirino, Andy Orthmann and such alike. People will the roots in the world of noise, loud noise even, but whose work has drifted away from the distorted attacks of piercing sounds. Shiflet is a bit different from the others mentioned, it seems (I’m only assuming based upon this one release) that in these six pieces, his interest lies in the fact to produce ‘ongoing’ fields of sounds, and not one that is working with abrupt, cut-up/collage methods.
Read the full review here.

And Boomkat, who admittedly are trying to make a few pounds selling it, had this to say:
In quieter mode on 'Antrim' or the majestic title track he still deploys abrasive sounds but uses them to tenderise the more organic and melodic elements so they gently weep blood in the beautiful manner.
Read the full review here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For those that slept...

Amethyst Sunset is offering a package deal which includes the KFW/Shiflet LP and their newly-released Mist 12". It isn't listed on their site, but here is the promotional email:

for a limited time for the mailing list there will be a deal to grab both of the available amethyst sunset titles at a discounted price;
$25 us / $30 canada / $38 rest of the world for both;
AS-005 - keith fullerton whitman / mike shiflet - "070325 b/w 080409" 180 gram lp
AS-007 - mist - "glowing net"
the deals are not listed on the amethyst sunset page, so in order to get this special price you will just need to paypal the money directly to wirrzbow[at]gmail[dot]com

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Live at Art Damage 10.25.10 [mp3]

They are really cleaning out the vaults over at Art Damage. In the past week they've uploaded a ton of material from recent shows. In addition to the video I posted Friday, the audio of my performance opening for David Daniell & Douglas McCombs is now available as well:


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Llanos Out Now

I've been so busy hyping the new album all over the internet the past week that I forgot to post it here in my own little backyard of the internet.

Well, if you haven't already heard elsewhere... Llanos can now be ordered from and previews of all the tracks (as well as free downloads of two) can be found on