“How Come Your Sister Doesn’t Know My Name Anymore”
Out Feb 26 on Tape / Digital
Double Vanities is the project of Atlanta based poet and musician Matthew Goethe who sings and improvises on the ukelin, an early 20th century psaltery instrument. Using it as a sounding board for metaphysical free verse, Goethe's incantatory songs unfold in a rustic cascade of melody and dissonance, like a hand drawn map to a dilapidated barn you didn’t know you inherited. Featuring performances at several DIY venues that are either now gone or no longer hosting shows, this album serves as a poignant document of an evolving songwriting process within the ever shifting landscape of the Southern experimental underground.
As Goethe reflects, "I think the isolation of living in a small, strange town—Montevallo, Alabama—played a big role in how this music turned out. You’re imagination has a lot of space to wander in the slowness of a place like that and it can be easier to allow your mind to drift into that poetic state of unfocused focus where the best bits of imagery and language usually lie in wait for you."
Silica Gel: May Day LP
Vinyl Sold Out! Digital edition available here.
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Coming out of the underground DIY scene of Birmingham, Alabama,
Silica Gel's sound is a unique synthesis of early medieval music with
electronics and improvisation. The core of their debut album adapts
a series of songs from the 14th century satirical text Roman de Fauvel,
which tells the story of a vain donkey who rises to prominence in the
French royal court. Silica Gel transforms this music into a fitting political
allegory for our time through distortion & repetition of language, layering
time upon itself in a conceptual historical loop. The music evokes the
sound of peasants being churned through the wheels of industry...
disembodied voices return to us from the other side of a several hundred
year technological process.
New video for Silica Gel’s “Pan Pan Medico”