Label: Retrac Recordings
Originally released on 2CD on his own Pacific City Sound Visions, and later on two separate vinyl editions via Discrepant, "Avatar Blue" comes to a rad little DIY tape label called Retrac Recordings with an abridged collection—dubbed the ICE COLLECTION—of the best tunes from the original two-plus-hour album. Star Searchers (also known as Spencer Clark, Charles Berlitz, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, and one half of the legendary underground lo-fi noise duo The Skaters with James Ferraro) submerges the listener into an archaic aquatic world where you'll meet friendly alien wildlife who have been waiting on your arrival for centuries now.
Highlights include the fizzy "Freeswimming in Link Gel," the groovy "Wet Fuxianhua," the sprawling and soothing 9 minute jams "Total Dorsal Recall" and "Wetsuits of Wiwaxia," the hypnotic "Oxygen Injections/Seaspray Expressions"... hell, all these tracks are highlights! After all, Spencer chose the best of the best... 13 tracks whittled down from the original 29-track tracklisting (or 30-track if you stuck around for the end of disc one) to make for 75 minutes of addictive ear candy that'll send you swimming right alongside the thresher sharks.