Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Latest installment in the mixtape series is finally fit for consumption. This one collects a couple vintage pieces, including an excerpt from the Ecstatic Peace split with 16 Bitch Pile-Up, one track from my forthcoming CD Llanos, and two unreleased tracks.
Despite the title, this one features a lot more seismic rumbling than staccato explosions.
01. Brooklyn, 12.30.08
02. Extract, Behold (excerpt)
03. Web Over Glen Echo
04. Cycles, Side Two (excerpt)
05. BMW Underground
07. Untitled (2009)
And if you're looking for more... 05, 04, 03, 02, 01.
Friday, September 24, 2010
So last night I said I'd have a new mixtape up before I left town for the weekend. Unfortunately preparation for that trip took longer than expected and it became clear as the evening rolled on that mixtape finalization was not going to happen.
So instead I offer you a 30-minute slab of dirty drones from 2007, So Many Seashells, So Much Porcelain. It was originally released on a split CDR with Kazuya Ishigami (cover image above) and has been subtly remastered to better adhere with 2010 quality control standards.
Please devour and enjoy it.
The new mix is still in the on-deck circle. Expect it early next week.
Download (30:30, 55.8MB)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Apologies for being away from the blog for the better part of a month. I've been preparing for some new ventures and trying to keep my head straight. Part of this overhaul included revamping my web presence. With that in mind, I've registered a couple new domains: monumentaldocuments.com and michaelshiflet.com.
The former only has a placeholder currently and the latter will just bounce you back to the blog for the time being. Both will be live sooner than later, however.
Related to this, you may or may not have noticed the GMBY site now redirects to monumentaldocuments.com/gmby/. It is officially dead. (This is also why images/links on the blog were temporarily not working. Should all be fixed now.)
And finally, I've also finally joined Facebook in order to promote... myself, I guess. Look me up there, Monumental Documents.
To make up for the absence, I hope to have an ES Mixtape online before the weekend.
Exciting things to come.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
When I returned from California I found a box postmarked Italy overflowing with copies of this "new" tape. New gets quotes because the original Gutter Divas material was recorded in 2005 for a now-defunct label and then reworked in 2008 when Dokuro offered to release it.
Having gone through five years and three potential formats before seeing the light of day as a beautiful cassette, Gutter Divas is now ready for your ears. Dokuro was even kind enough to post a sample on Soundcloud.
I have copies available for $6 ppd / $8 world
Email/paypal to ms @ gmby . net
Here is some audio documentation of mine and Jesse Kudler's performance on Jacob Huele's Breakthrough in the Grey Room program last Monday.
Kudler has stepped his game up since the last time we shared a stage in 2005. (I'd like to think I have as well.) I thought he was good back then, but would seriously and easily put him in the upper echelon of tabletop guitarists these days. Performing with him was a treat...even if he did show up to the studio an hour late.