Sonic Fermentations

by Psychic Sounds Ensemble

  • Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
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    Full color Folkways style wrap-around cover. Hand stamped & metallic screen printed insert. Stereophonic Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk.

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"The moon is out and it’s time for experiments in the Pacific Northwest. Enter the abode of Smegma Laboratories, dwelling of Ju Suk Reet Meate & Oblivia (The Tenses) whom are active in Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) notable collaborators with Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, John Wiese and infamous rock critic Richard Meltzer. It’s late in the evening and they have invited fellow Smegmateer David Morgan along with synthesized sculptors Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper of MSHR, and psychedelic shape-shifters Corum & Suzanne Stone of Million Brazilians. All have arrived to share conversation in a new potent brew of Sonic Fermentations about to be set into motion.

'Batches 1 & 2' are too mutagenic for any container, a deep drank of sci-fi exotica concoction with psychotropic effects churned by a monstrous kalimba, canned laughter, radio broadcast fritz, eerie lap steel, double reed riff, all torched in a broth of stretching electrical beams. Suspense arrives by waiting for these themes to disintegrate and dissolve steering into unrecognizable forms. Once that happens, allure clashes with grotesque, contours between exhilaration and wailing dissolve, and the music becomes a current of unified instinct by this Psychic Sounds Ensemble. Sip it or shoot it, either way will result in stimulating both head and visceral."- Karen K,


released October 13, 2019

Ju Suk Reet Meate - upright bass, percussion, voice, lapsteel, trumpet
Oblivia - bells, turntable, music box, vocals
David Morgan - cornet, percussion, electronics
Brenna Murphy - MSHR Sunbox synthesizer, vocoder
Birch Cooper - MSHR Nestar synthesizer
Suzanne Stone - alto saxophone, machetes, shakers, XL kalimba, bell
Corum - trumpet, tarka, balloon flute, laugh bag, shanai, nagaswaram, gong

Prepared in the Recording Laboratory & Archives of
the Smegma House in Portland, Oregon by Ju Suk Reet Meate

Stereophonic Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk

Art by Psychic Sounds Ensemble
Design by Grant Corum

Psychic Sounds Library PSR25

Total Running Time: 30 minutes


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