“HE DID NOT LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO EXPLOIT, OR EVEN TO EXPLORE, THE BORDERLANDS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS, BUT HE SEEMED TO DWELL IN A STATE BETWEEN INCOHERENCE AND ELOQUENCE, BETWEEN SHEER HALLUCINATION AND VISION.” — Louis Untermeyer

RUSTLE VV HAS BEEN RELEASING ON CASSETTE SINCE 2009
RVV010 CAREY LAMPRECHT & RICHARD WEBB - “The Angel of Ward 5” “Songs composed and performed under archways, in the street, in schoolyards, and other places with nice reverb to connect with the spirits who listen to music in such places. Carey (who plays with many bands including Jolie Holland) played the violin and Richard (currently making music with Lullabies for Falling Empires and sound art with Mari Matsutoya) played the guitar. Recorded on a panasonic rq-2102 in Seattle in 1996. Thanks for listening to these memories.” Richard Webb, January 2013. To be released early Spring. Listen: "The church of Al Green"

RVV010 CAREY LAMPRECHT & RICHARD WEBB - “The Angel of Ward 5”

“Songs composed and performed under archways, in the street, in schoolyards, and other places with nice reverb to connect with the spirits who listen to music in such places. Carey (who plays with many bands including Jolie Holland) played the violin and Richard (currently making music with Lullabies for Falling Empires and sound art with Mari Matsutoya) played the guitar. Recorded on a panasonic rq-2102 in Seattle in 1996. Thanks for listening to these memories.” Richard Webb, January 2013. To be released early Spring.

Listen: "The church of Al Green"

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“THE BORE” by Brendan Kerwin is now complete!

Another sample: White Pine

Embedded in rushing tape noise— the soft but suffocating sadness of Kerwin’s compositions slowly creep in.

When he composed and recorded these songs in Asheville, NC he captured the poetic yearning every young man pines for. Few have the depth of intuition to convert such delicate emotions into a beautiful and haunting release such as this.

At times there are echoes of Elliot Smith, Kurt Cobain, Townes Van Zandt and Nick Drake— all the martyred saints of Kerwin’s youth. He struggles with his inheritance but only threatens to fall into convention. Throughout the release the decay of the cassettes he recorded on, the soft warble of birds in the landscape and his shuffling, jumping and shimmering guitar keep these heavy songs from feeling flat.

At its best the tape is like Gerard Manely Hopkins’ or Oscar Wilde’s words resounding softly over ancient hills.

#brendan #kerwin #rustlevv #rustle vv #tape #cassette #nick drake #elliot smith #kurt cobain #townes van zandt #folk #guitar #the bore