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RANGDA (Sir Richard Bishop, Ben "Six Organs of Admittance" Chasny, and Chris Corsano)
V. Vecker Ensemble
Rangda the band threatens to usurp Rangda the Balinese demon for search-engine supremacy, thanks to the magnificent firepower of three vastly respected, veteran underground musicians: Sir Richard Bishop, Ben "Six Organs of Admittance" Chasny, and Chris Corsano. A power-trio-supergroup of sorts (though they strenuously deny it), Rangda arose from Chasny's desire to start a band with two of his favorite musicians (Corsano guested on Six Organs' 2005 album School of the Flower). Their latest album, 2012's "Formerly Extinct", is a masterclass in psychedelic noise music that will leave your ears screaming for more.
Originally started as solo endeavor by Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes, Blackout Beach has since become a living, breathing thing, a trio, with Mercer at the helm. Though just as dense, intense and literate as his Frog Eyes work, Mercer's Blackout Beach recordings reveal another side of the artist (and the artist's psyche). The band's latest offering is the 2012 instrumental album entitled 11 Pink Helicopters in the Coral Sky.
V. Vecker Ensemble
Made up of members of Nü Sensae, No Gold, Basketball, Cowards and Von Bingen, Vecker's ensemble is an experiment in psych-jazz that takes a page out of the collected works of Glenn Branca.
NURSE is a grouping of tonal alchemists that intend to create free improvisational tonal music. Free-Continuum Music. NURSE are comprised of two basses, one full of riffs, the other a distorted drone, a 'haunted' slide guitar and one constant 'phase-drone' guitar, thus providing the continuum. A wash of space synths make this spare dronescape lush. NURSE are based in the rainforest that is Vancouver, BC Canada. NURSE prescribe heady medication.