Providence-based musician Geoff Mullen's newest release, Tropical Contact High / Live @ Casa, takes the form of concrete-soundscapes that hint at the sub-aquatic realms of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. Recorded last summer, Mullen documents his "beach bum" explorations of the various coastlines and natural environments of the Northeast by collaging field recordings with various tape improvisations. Jagged fragments of prepared guitar, bubbling synth textures, and cyclical passages of sun-faded tape loops emerge in this beautifully crafted aural-vacation.
Side one's Tropical Contact High is composed of four new tracks. Side two's Live @ Casa is a live recording from a performance in Montreal.
[C32 TAPE :: pro-dubbed, imprinted, edition of 125]
Artist website: rareyouth.org