~ Pink Dust ~
Music by Cleers
Art by Devon McFarland

Introducing a new single series by Cleers!

Is there such a thing as an improv single? There is Now! 
Are experimental artists aware of what people call "the marketplace"?  Not really! 
From the mutant were-mind of Taylor Rouss comes a deep dive into supernatural free jazz.

"Pink Dust" is dedicated to Betty and Barney Hill, the first American couple to report being
abducted by aliens in September of 1961.  Betty and Barney were driving through the mountains
of New Hampshire when they saw a point of light which bounced around in the sky and eventually
approached their vehicle.  Several humanoid figures were seen in the windows of the craft which
resembled the shape of a giant pancake.  One figure communicated to Barney, telling him to
"stay where you are and keep looking."  The Hills quickly drove away but heard a rhythmic series of
buzzing or beeping sounds vibrating their car and sending tingling sensations through their bodies. 
They then experienced an altered state of consciousness and returned to awareness after having
traveled 35 miles. (there's a lot more details to this story which are worth looking up!)  After they
returned home from their encounter, Betty noticed her dress was torn and hung it in the closet.
She later took it out to hang on her clothesline and discovered a pink powder on the dress which
blew away in the wind.

~ Mary Anderson ~
Music by Cleers
Art by Devon McFarland

Our next release in the Cleers single series is dedicated to notable
Birmingham figure and inventor of the windshield wiper, Mary Anderson!

Mary was an entrepreneur who thought of the idea for the windshield wiper on a visit to
New York in 1902. She was traveling aboard a trolly through the snowy streets, when she
saw that the driver had to repeatedly get out of the trolly to clear the wet, icy windshield. 
When she returned to Birmingham, she hired a designer to assist in the creation of a blade
that could clear the window and be controlled from inside the vehicle. Anderson sought and
received a patent for her invention in 1903.

Continuing in a vein of music which evokes the stories of curious explorers, Cleers recorded
a piece dedicated to Mary Anderson and her gift to travelers in all manner of vehicular craft.
In the first half of the piece, you may hear what it's like to drive without windshield wipers.
The second half of the piece is the sound of driving with windshield wipers. We present Cleers.
Seen Cleerly. Through a Cleer window. A window of Invisible Sound. Mary Anderson, thank you.

A Hound Dog Named Sugar Blue is based around an improvised jam featuring T. Rouss on
game calls and Jess Marie Walker on prepared bass and vocals. You can hear a snippet of her
own tune Coffee Collard Water Sweet Black Coffee sung off-hand in the middle of the piece.
The track evolves as a sort of collaged call-and-response between Sugar Blue and the ducks
and wild creatures she's hearing out in the woods.  An eerie mist envelops all things....a distant
bell's chimes are fragmented and diffused through the dense damp fog.  Cleers delivers their
most abstract "single" yet in this sonic journey perfect for the tail-end-of November weather
and the upcoming Full Beaver Moon.