- Release Date 2014-03-17
- Label Jehu & Chinaman
- Catalog JEHU016
Fricke describes Pleuraraum as being "a kind of soundtrack for a non-existing medical film... mind cinema for listeners with a new aural conscience."
Tanner Garza's background is in harsh noise and scuzz, with appearances in the line-up of Black Leather Jesus, Slashed Pretty Girls and Priest in Shit under his belt. His solo work tends towards quieter rumination, with tape loops, glitches and drones taking precedent. His tape releases are often limited to single copies, meaning Pleuraraum represents a rare chance for fans to catch his work on a (slightly) wider scale. It's safe to assume these won't be around for long.
"Stromal Invasion" infects the tape from the offset, its viscous glitches filtering into the lungs like the cancer its title describes before giving way to "Ascitic Fluid," which floods the torso, distending and misshaping the constructs of its bloody, bloated self. Fricke's scientific manipulation of minuscule sonic elements lends a mortal sense of helplessness to Garza's slowly warping loops - the more often they turn over, the more unstoppable the liquefied surge becomes and drowning emerges as an inevitability.
Pleuraraum is limited to 30 copies for the world. The tapes feature original mixed media artwork by Tanner Garza and design layout by Gareth Courage. They were dubbed by our good friends at Bomb Shop, to whom we are eternally thankful.