This is another special art piece from Beta-Lactam Ring and has only been available on vinyl for a decade... until now. I like the gimmick sleeve with the eyeballs that slide out, but the music is pretty great too. "Rim of the Pit" features a number of horror pieces arranged like channel surfing on a television in hell. The second side is noodly, instrumental, and far less harrowing.
Favorite track: Rim Of The Pit.
Recorded at a dark time when troubled dreams revealed eyes in the treetops and the wind moaned so loudly it drowned out the ghosts.
This album began life in early 2004 and was completed in a little studio
in Portland, Oregon later the same year.Beta-Lactam Ring Records issued the results on a wonderful slab of vinyl with a cover by Jesse Peper that still gives me chicken skin. Bonus cut here is from the 10" on BLRR's Lactamase series - the masterful Tony Conrad is on the other side of that record which is a serious honour.EK
released May 12, 2014
EK-instruments, voice; Ray Steeg: sonic assistance;Jesse Peper: artwork
Jean Jacques Birge is an artist with a history so rich with good music, it's possible to forget that there's life outside this submarine. Hours of deep listening await the curious listener. Legendary Pink Dots