Thursday, August 30, 2012

Next Tuesday

My first record with an official release date (as opposed to "It's back from the presses. It's out.") drops next Tuesday, September 4th, on the stellar Amish Records. It's a split with the long-haired fellow from Yellow Swans. You'll like it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Forgotten Somewhere
Out Now on Obsolete Units

Mike Shiflet – Forgotten Somewhere: It’s a daunting task to think of where to begin when it comes to offering up a succinct summation of Mike Shiflet’s copious and exquisite body of work. Over the past eleven years or so, the Columbus-based musician has investigated a breadth of approaches to sustained sound, from slow-burning microcosmic tones that gradually shift into distinctly unfamiliar forms to more carefully coordinated layers of melodious treatments of guitar, synth, and field recordings that actively extract unorthodox inflections from such familiar sources. Forgotten Somewhere has Shiflet mastering both of these attitudes, the title piece constructing a nebulous, dusky fuzz of subtly gorgeous vibration while “Omicron Meditation” is a textural excursion into crackling, jittering snaps, recalling a piece of warped blank vinyl spinning from damaged speakers. This cassette is a transcendent testimonial from one of the underground’s most celebrated talents, hinting both at territory investigated on 2010′s acclaimed Llanos CD and earlier works such as 2004′s Xenakis Youth CDR. Pro-dubbed/pro-printed edition of 100.

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  Mike Shiflet - "Forgotten Somewhere" (excerpt) by Obsolete Units

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August Performances

Hey all,

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Between taking on a new job last month and holing up for some recording, I've been swamped lately. Fortunately the darkest of days are in the past and I'll be reemerging in the coming days and weeks. Here are a few upcoming performances, collaborations in town and solo sets on the road.

57 East Gay St., Columbus, OH
as a member of Central Ohio War Coaliton
with Dream Team Ensemble, Jocyln Hatch, and more
Facebook event page

Double Happiness
82 South Front St., Columbus, OH
duo w/ Jeff Chenault
with Bryan Eubanks, Cat Lamb, Joe Panzner

Milwaukee Noise Fest
Borg Ward
823 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI
with Jon Mueller, Jim Schoemaker, Developer, and more
Facebook event

Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN
A crow with no mouth concert
with Jusin Meyers and Joe Panzner
Studio Z site

Full tour coming up at the end of September.