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  • outer space / alterity problem – untitled – deception island

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    Bonkers split concept: Alterity Problem, the Montreal-based duo of lifer oddballs Alex Moskos (also of AIDS Wolf, Drainolith, Thames, and The Medicine Rocks) and cryptic associate Joel Taylor turn in a suite of extra-damaged jams about kids, heaters, and problems, these titular concerns reflecting a certain noirish surrealism and a slightly outre pose—both very much present in the audible payload—that distinguish Alterity Problem from their most obvious contemporaries. Sometimes it’s like a Matra 12″ heard through a wheelbarrow of pills and six miles of bulletproof glass; other times it’s like spinning d-beat recs under general anaesthesia. Sometimes there are oddly, immensely satisfying syndrums in all the right/wrong places.
    The flip finds John Elliott (of Emeralds, Mist, and many others) back on DI with a fresh side of Outer Space tracks that work a polished, high-impact aesthetic angle very distinct from the decaying hyperabstraction of last year’s massive Lightyear Demonstrations while continuing to radiate the same throughgoing trippiness and post/antihuman drive. First, “Aspartame” materializes from a glowing sandstorm of synth and vocals, coalescing into one of the most dazzling and aqueous examples of Elliott’s signature endlessly unfurling klein bottle riffstyle to date. The ensuing nine minutes of this piece display a mastery of the “Dusseldorf style” of building deceptively intricate, episodic tracks on metronomic backbones, as claustrophobia and a sense of awakening to the reality of being chased by something superfucked gradually dawns, only to give way to an epic sunrise over a desert of ash and bleached bones. The finale, “USA Endless” (dark commentary?) has hung around long enough to see all inclination toward propulsion surgically removed. We’re floating six inches off the ground, in the driveway with the doors open, engine running, and wheels spinning endlessly, far too fucked to do anything other than sit back and watch the dash boil while sunlight falls like iridescent jelly on the seats. Extra weird


  • outer space – II – blast first petite

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    “II” is the logical progression. It is an effort based on group format, and is an evolution from the debut Outer Space album. The central core of Elliott and Veres worked to arrange, record, and mix for a new direction and a new sound; headed down a path of cracked concrete and dissolving memory from the aether. Many different textures and composing methods are applied here to make a more varied and spontaneous array of songs. Experiments ranging from looped, broken m-400, jagged rhythm beds, and modular synthesis. Severing the obsessions of death and anxiety, and creating a work based on “the current” and those involved in the process, “II” has a different feel with less claustrophobia and more breathable air. Imagine the sounds are a liquid, with different masses and changing color.

    “II” is first in a 12″ in a trilogy of sounds to be released in 2012. It’s considered to be the second full-length effort by the project. Reality comes first here with a narrative of events that are real and happening right now. Close attention to detail reveals more than what is seen at the surface. The information is presented clearly; it’s up to the listener to use the intelligence provided for full comprehensive understanding.


  • outer space / raglani – split – nihilist records

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    An incredible journey into the inner-space of analog synthesis. Soothing, pleasant, hypnotic and manic are thoughts of the day. This cosmic oozing mess of layered sequencers as swirling syrupy frequencies come raining down. Raglani serves up some sickly sweet synthy songs and Outer Space forge a thick gooey side long track of psychedelic electronic mind muck. John is in another band called Emeralds.
    Guest appearance by C.Spencer Yeh on Raglani’s “Heart Of Glass” adding a slice of nice on the violin. Artwork and layout by Jeremy Kannapell. 
    Edition of 500 copies in pro-press full color jackets and insert. For fans of early Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk & Nik Pascal.
    -nihilist