Experimental musician Jason Lescalleet released the impressive Big Black-referencing album Songs About Nothing back in 2012, and he's following it with a new album, Much to My Demise, this year via Kye Records. A description reads:
Recorded and constructed solely with analog sources, 'Much To My Demise' showcases the result of a three month process in which pre-recorded reels of tape were transported outdoors, buried in soil and encouraged to corrode. The reels were then excavated, and their resultant signals transferred and edited to form an apparitional triptych of faded gesture and mood.You can listen to a 7+ minute excerpt of one of its tracks, "The Tragedy of Man," below.
Jason also has some dates coming up this month, including a NYC show happening on April 18 at Issue Project Room. For that show, Jason will be presenting a series of films he's curated, featuring videos by Aaron Dilloway, C Spencer Yeh, Adel Souto and others. No advance tickets, they'll be available at Anthology's box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to the show. The list of all tour dates and more info on the IPR show below.
All Jason Lescalleet dates are listed, with the song stream and IPR info, below...
Jason Lescalleet - "The Tragedy of Man" (excerpt)
Jason Lescalleet: "Trophy Tape" at Issue Project Room - 4/18/14
C. Spencer YehJason Lescalleet -- 2014 Tour Dates
Baby Birds, 2009, 1.5 min, video
Allow Any Radio, 2012, 3 min, video. Music by Robert Turman.
Very Beautiful Woman 2012, 3.5 min, video
A self portrait of the female spirit, inspired by Native American and occult beliefs revolving around the impact of the moon on women.
When I Leave This Place, 2014, 3 min, video
In collaboration with author Tao Lin, Frances depicts a psychological breakdown set to audio of Lin's voice, hospital environments, and patterns generated by an MRI machine.
Trophy Tape, 2014, 37 min, video
Curated and directed by Lescalleet; featuring videos by Aaron Dilloway, Ellen Frances, Annie Feldmeier Adams, Justin Meyers, Antony Milton, C. Spencer Yeh, Olivia Block, Adel Souto, Neil Young Cloaca, Todd Deal, Jubal Brown, Heidi Alasuvanto, and Robert Beatty.
Total running time: ca. 55 min.
April 18 BROOKLYN @ Issue Project Room
April 19 BOSTON @ SMFA w/ John Wiese
April 20 PROVIDENCE @ Machines With Magnets w/ Titans of Jazz
April 21 EASTHAMPTON @ Flywheel w/ Sunburned Hand of the Man