Mark McGuire, who you may know as one-third of Cleveland noise trio Emeralds, has more than 20 releases under his belt, but none quite like his offering for VDSQ. Of his song “Front Porch Breeze,” McGuire says, “It started out as a ten-minute track..I had just come in from outside when I recorded it and I remember my hands being too cold from the wind to play at first. If I had waited a few minutes to start this would probably be a much longer piece.”
Scissor, the first track from Liars’ eagerly awaited fifth studio album, Sisterworld, will be available online at the band’s site, www.thesisterworld.com from today.
Says Angus Andrew of the track: “The song is built from some strange vocal interactions I was having with myself. It’s a description of someone realizing their own inadequacies.”
Sisterworld, the follow up to Liars (2007), was written and recorded in Los Angeles by Liars and Tom Biller and the first Liars album to be wholly recorded in the USA since 2004’s They Were Wrong, So We Drowned.
Sisterworld is Liars’ own space, completely devoid of influence, somewhere remote from the false promises and discarded dreams amassed in LA. In it Liars explore the underground support systems created to deal with loss of self to society.
According to Liars - Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross - “We’re interested in the alternate spaces people create in order to maintain identity in a city like LA. Environments where outcasts and loners celebrate a skewered relationship to society”.
Michael Garrison or Garri was a synthesist from California, USA. He was born on November 28, 1956 in Oregon and died on March 24, 2004. At the age of 13 he wrote his first song and later, during his musical study at the Idaho University, he formed the basic for the first release on his own label Winspell Records, later Garrisongs Music. The original work was titled In The Regions Of Sunreturn and Beyond and based on the expeditions of Voyager 1 and 2. But when he managed to get a contract with BMG in 1980 the title changed to In The Regions Of Sunreturn and so he became also known in Europe. His style was typical strong sequences with monstrous solos played with various electronic instruments on top. Often a real wall-of-sound experience. An Earth-Star Trilogy differs from the rest of his work by having a much more calm atmosphere. He was strongly influenced by the European innovators of Electronic Music, like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream.