San Diego, California
Thursday, February 1, 1996
Steve Peters laid down some slowly evolving, austere electronic soundlands with occasional chanting and singing while Anna sang in “tongues” and manipulated many “found” (searched for?) objects: toys, scrap metal, paper, plastic (paper or plastic?), party favors, bells, whistles (bells and whistles?) and rocks, etc. through myriad effects. At one point, Steve even tapped and bowed a contact-miked tree branch to nice, otherwordly effect. Overall, this was a fairly screwing (a new version of riveting) 45 minutes of non-stop soundland dream effort. Not many people were there–how surprising. Steve Roden, of abstract painting and In Be Tween Noise fame, fell ill and was unable to perform, which was kind of a bummer, because I really enjoy listening to his CDs a lot more than looking at your corns.
Note: This article originally appeared in Lou Zine (Lou’s Records newsletter) in February 1996.