O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
RIYL: Ghost Ship, Gnaw Their Tongues, Harry Pussy
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- "Stay Strange Debuits as Label" · June 6, 2013
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Swans, Scott Walker, Ghost Ship, Radiohead, Pavement, Brian Wilson
Monochromacy was originally known as Van Clitt when founded in 2007 by Esteban Flores. The lineup includes Flores, Sam Lopez (aka noise artist and Stay Strange promoter Zsa Zsa Gabor), and Misty Sunglow on bass and vocals.
Their 5-song Cement Cathedrals EP was released in summer 2013, mastered by James Plotkin and released on the local Stay Strange lable founded by Lopez. Limited to only 50 copies released on cassette, all tracks were mastered by James Plotkin (mastered for SUNN, Earth, Khanate) and manufactured by National Audio Company, with package design by dark artist Brandon Geurts.
Cement Cathedrals is a bleak landscape of ominous ambiance. The sounds float through the air like a poisonous gas. Yet, despite the grim atmospheres, a tiny glimmer of hope can be felt over the shadowy landscape. Grotesque chords clash with near symphonic crescendos. Primitive and ghostly voices meander through a graveyard of contemplative minimalism. This is mediation music for the end times.