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Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass

 

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The Electric Rockin’ Chair

 

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Hôpital De La Conception

The Electric Rockin’ Chair

 

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(07/2020)

NEW RELEASE OUT

|07.07.2020| Ready To Ship

SENSOR/SPOOK – Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass

Opaque Dynamo Cassette Series

Cassette tape / Limited Serie of 100 copies

Pro-duplication

* Recorded in 2018 – Mastered from reel tape / produced by Opaque Dynamo . 2020

Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Tape / Outside J-Card)

The 2nd artefact to come out of Opaque Dynamo’s Cassette Series cabinet (following Hôpital De La Conception’s The Electric Rockin’ Chair, 2018).

Sensor/Spook – Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass might just leave a long-lasting imprint on the hereby revered medium and, beyond, the vibratory forces which emanate from there might continue to stimulate the ear for some time after playback, the sound exposure would likely persist in echo hence the noise footprint etched in the mind.

Credited to GR/GRegory Raimo’s tape music experiments project Sensor/Spook, Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass is an improvised exploration in 2 parts offering mixed techniques of Tape Music, Concrete Music and Spacey Electronic Music. Combining various sound sources : electronic devices _ such as the prototypal stylophone, and a frequency generator _ with microphones picking up concrete sounds in direct, vocalizings, spoken words and noises produced by GR and his environment, coupled with reel-to-reel tape manipulations & looping processed to generate natural delay, harmonizer sound effects, textured elements, bits & patterns shaped into specific forms of rhythms, signal feedback via routing and minimal control circuitry.

One of the core concerns is the way through which an imaginative excursion can unfold subtle nuances in tone, with the way such nuances get connected between themselves (with degrees in highlighting some or shadowing others), progressively producing the substance coming together with the form in which Clair-Obscure is applied to sounds. The distribution of the connections between the lights and shades, the contrasts & transitions applied to space radiation in black/white/grey.

One could glimpse suspended shadowy figures & spectres, drifting slowly between the lower depths and upper heights of a mystifying vortex extremely vaporous, or surfacing from a boiling lava discharging tonal blowouts. The whole thing walks an hallucinogenic mantra, it carries away in its crawling flow the combining of the heaviest atmosphere, almost suffocating & terrifying, laden with burning heat, murky chills scorched in the flesh— with the most luminous and ethereal one echoed in shiny feedback, within the contemplated negative of the sound image distributed to the ear.

High output & transport, transcendantal Minimalism in clair-obscure.

***

Mastered from reel tape / Produced by Opaque Dynamo / Photography: GR

Available in a limited Serie of 100 cassette tapes.

Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Tape / Inside J-Card)

Tracklisting :

A. Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass : Opening (12:18)

B. Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass : Following (13:36)

Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Focus)
Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Focus)
Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Focus)
Sensor/Spook - Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass (Focus)

(03/2020)

NEW RELEASE OUT

THE GR RECORD HEAD

Vinyl LP / White-colored – Comes with lyrics insert sheet

(Printed on 300gr uncoated reversed card sleeve / Large spine)

Coproduced by Opaque Dynamo & Cardinal Fuzz

— Limited to 300 copies

The GR Record Head (Vinyl LP)

No-bullshit underground free-rock and proto-punk dosage featuring a multi-piece line up of GRs !

This acetate slab of defiant mixture makes the magic happens like an hallucinatory disenchantment incorporated into some ultra vindictive power… Infectious, scary, brutal, elegiac, freakish and wickedly stylish, GR’s fifth solo album The GR Record Head pushes the boundaries straight up to cook your synapses.

Once again, the album comes out outside of the standards, with no other backing than GR himself on all instruments plugged into overheated tubes, then a few dusty razor-like moving coil transducers, a mixing board built like a Panzer and an analog 4 track reel to reel recorder from another age.

GuitaRazing, frenzied riffing and cranked soloing vagabondage on corroded strings, mesmeric tone, acid rave ups, rhythms like catapults, motorik plus deconstructive free forms, opaque vocals full of venom and fuelled by raw lines & metrics…— Now pair all that with the craft of fixing sounds onto an early 80s’ 1/4 inch reel tape and you got an idea of what The GR Record Head is all about.

The Mother of all fuckers in actual D.I.Y/Low-Fi Rock’n’roll.

Limited edition of 300 white-colored vinyls / comes with Lyrics insert sheet / printed on 300gr uncoated reversed card sleeve.

The GR Record Head (Vinyl LP)

Tracklisting :

A. 1. Fred Hampton (3:59) 2. My Returning Sound (8:07) 3. Howlin’ Triangle (3:31) 4. Spray Of Punitive Fumes (4:37)

B. 1. Mind Rotation (4:56) 2. Run & Slide (5:27) 3. Ripples Thru The Beam (4:19) 4. Unmade To Measure (2:57) 5. I Owe You Nothing (But The Spirit Of The Protest) (2:51)

The GR Record Head (Vinyl LP)

(11/2019)

SCREENING

The GR Record Head’s Fred Hampton (Video Clip)

On the occasion of GR’s new release The GR Record Head (out on March 1st), Opaque Dynamo premieres the video clip for the album’s opening track “Fred Hampton”. Sheer Protopunk marvel with stunning video montage from the Fred Hampton visual archives!

(10/2019)

NEW RELEASE OUT

HÔPITAL DE LA CONCEPTION – The Electric Rockin’ Chair

| Featuring Junk Nurse: Guitar & Voice |

Vinyl LP / (Printed on 300gr uncoated reversed card sleeve)

Coproduced by Opaque Dynamo / Cardinal Fuzz / Feeding Tube Records

2019 Reissue — Limited to 300 copies —

Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Vinyl LP)

Vinyl edition of this enigmatic artefact: Hôpital De La Conception (The Electric Rockin’ Chair), a real mind-distorter for all zealots of primitive electric guitar fury and utter expression of instinctive command _, a tantalizing charge of impenetrable origin, deeply infused in savage fire and filled with unruly beauty.

The so-called Hôpital De La Conception has seemingly arranged it all well in order to maintain an aura of mystery and ensure the untraceability of the band member(s)’ real identity; as a matter of fact, the only thing to feed our fantasies lies exclusively in the disclosure of the man-behind-the-guitar&voice’s epic moniker: Junk Nurse.
What’s going on here?! The cover mentions « Hôpital De La Conception, featuring Junk Nurse in The Electric Rockin’ Chair ». Thus are we desperately conjecturing (in vain?) about the existence of a shifting collective, but which actually reveals us its very first known incarnation in soloing itself on guitar in the person of Junk Nurse..?.. —Yet the name itself allows one to catch a glimpse of the kind of deal to expect!

And indeed, hear what happens once Junk Nurse is being set in The electric rockin’ chair: a powerful dichotomy gliding over the music form—, an influx of deconstruction, a barrage of free-form excavations meeting with a minimalist (and spooky!) edifice which repeatedly hammers its mantra with motorik pressure. One feels there is a strong inclination to defy the music genre by opening the possibilities for improvisation and developing progressive structural changes.
The recording offers two massive instrumental pieces like resonant monoliths, fully urban and in (most likely) unusual open-chord tuning. Besides, a haunting sporadic singing is found interspersed in the flow, it arises in sudden bursts and in an unexpected way like to summon the spirit of a forgotten protest. 
The gripping guitar tone enables Junk Nurse to so sharpen his style to the most expressive edge, as we also see him able to enter the realm of Guitar-Feedback loudness through a melodic door leading to a unique mastery in subtle & complex frequencies and, from there, to definitely unfold such an onslaught of guitar sounds as scary as dazzling for the senses.

Directly mastered from reel tape, Hôpital De La Conception’s The electric rockin’ chair is an inspirational journey through the meanders of intense saturation & rumbling vibes, one of these rare ecstatic experiences to surface in our new Millenium.

_ Available in a limited edition of 300 vinyls

Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Vinyl LP)

Tracklisting :

A. The Electric Rockin’ Chair ( Part 1) — 13:54 

B. The Electric Rockin’ Chair ( Part 2) — 21:02

(04/2018)

RETROSPECTIVE IN THE DARK

A Re-ingestion Of Overlooked Outsider Classics

THE HIGH SPEED RECORDING COMPLEX

| By Michael Yonkers & GR |

Michael Yonkers & GR / The High Speed Recording Complex (CD)

Analog 4-track tape recording processed & mixed By Michael Yonkers & GR
Mastered by GRegory Raimo (Master 1 / 2007 Edition)

Lineup :

Michael Yonkers : 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar & Wall Of Noise, Vocals, 4TTR

GR : Drums & Drumming Feedback, Percussions, Guitar, Vocals, 4TTR

Notes :

First issued more than 10 years ago (in very limited deluxe edition of 100 handmade CDs/2007) by Lesdisques Blasphematoires Du Palatin  — a memorable label name conveying a frontal cynicism towards the globalizing music appreciation’s most canonical sphere —, Michael Yonkers & GR’s The High Speed Recording Complex still remains today the unparalleled piece of Outsider Music it was predestined to be and, like the Phoenix rising again & again from the ashes of his aromas and incense nest, has sniffed the means of its own survival in the burning flames.

Living about 4500 miles apart from each other, both men found through the distance, beyond space geography, the simplest process of all by just sending each other the parts captured (at high-speed) on their respective 4-track tape recorder, injecting new material coming out of “transatlantic delivery” with new layered sounds and so on until the sonic multi-dispatch gets dosed in an outrageous mix. They coined it “The High Speed Recording Complex”.
Out of the speakers this is some boiling lava of tremendous noise diffused on the surface of the skin, — move closer, this is just future Blues licensed by natural germination!
in 2010, the album was reissued on LP by the Spanish label Burka For Everybody, offering on the same occasion a second master made by GR.

11 years after its first release, a re-premiere of the complete album — with the original 2007 master — is made available by Opaque Dynamo, and for the first time with digital download option. 
It’s time to plug your ears again to this ultra dynamic, raw & powerful concoction which raises the Lo-Fi approach to a pivotal degree of self-liberation.

_ Opaque Dynamo, April 2018

Tracklisting :

1-Why didn’t . 2-Blindforce of the pulse dynamo . 3-Big distance . 4-Distortion, blow my mind! . 5-The news . 6-The sleepwalker (An electric Sermon for M.R.Y) . 7-Since i . 8-Lineaments into a halo . 9-No more said

Total Time : 35mn

Michael Yonkers & GR / The High Speed Recording Complex (CD)

2007 CD EDITION
HAND-SEWN FAUX LEATHER CASE / GOLDEN PAPER SLEEVE / KALEIDOSCOPIC PATTERNS ON CD

Chronicles Excerpts

” Yonkers isn’t a smart arse, he doesn’t look down on others, this record with the French GR is the drone which Charlie Patton would have liked to ride, mutant shit that Yonkers and GR burn phisically. It’s urban blues which describes the outer limits with a cosmic urge in a hyperrealist way. Dudes!! Yonkers reveals himself in a god of thunder from Minneapolis in order to establish connection with the Mayas who built in Benidorm Eons times ago. On the whole, this guy definitely talked to ghosts and spirits. ” _ Excerpt from B.F.E’s notes for the Vinyl LP edition

” … these two plug their electric guitars directly into your frontal lobes! With incessant, reverbed, choo-choo train rhythms on rattling percussion … Alien distortodelic rock n’ roll.
Or, maybe, we’re still asleep… ’cause we’ve GOTTA be dreaming. Is it really true that outsider underground guitar wranglers Michael Yonkers and Gregory Raimo team up on this lp? Yes indeed they do! ” _ Excerpt from the Aquarius Records review for the Vinyl LP edition

(03/2018)

NEW RELEASE OUT

HÔPITAL DE LA CONCEPTION – The Electric Rockin’ Chair

| Featuring Junk Nurse: Guitar & Voice |

Recording by P.F _ 11/17 – Revox B77

Mastered & produced by Opaque Dynamo . 2018

Opaque Dynamo Cassette Series

Cassette tape / Limited to 100 copies / Hand numbered limited Serie

Pro-duplication

Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Tape)

Opaque Dynamo launches the « cassette series » collection with the release of an enigmatic artefact: Hôpital De La Conception (The Electric Rockin’ Chair), a real mind-distorter for all zealots of primitive electric guitar fury and utter expression of instinctive command _, a tantalizing charge of impenetrable origin, deeply infused in savage fire and filled with unruly beauty.

The so-called Hôpital De La Conception has seemingly arranged it all well in order to maintain an aura of mystery and ensure the untraceability of the band member(s)’ real identity; as a matter of fact, the only thing to feed our fantasies lies exclusively in the disclosure of the man-behind-the-guitar&voice’s epic moniker: Junk Nurse.
What’s going on here?! The cover mentions « Hôpital De La Conception, featuring Junk Nurse in The Electric Rockin’ Chair ». Thus are we desperately conjecturing (in vain?) about the existence of a shifting collective, but which actually reveals us its very first known incarnation in soloing itself on guitar in the person of Junk Nurse..?.. —Yet the name itself allows one to catch a glimpse of the kind of deal to expect!

And indeed, hear what happens once Junk Nurse is being set in The electric rockin’ chair: a powerful dichotomy gliding over the music form—, an influx of deconstruction, a barrage of free-form excavations meeting with a minimalist (and spooky!) edifice which repeatedly hammers its mantra with motorik pressure. One feels there is a strong inclination to defy the music genre by opening the possibilities for improvisation and developing progressive structural changes.
The recording offers two massive instrumental pieces like resonant monoliths, fully urban and in (most likely) unusual open-chord tuning. Besides, a haunting sporadic singing is found interspersed in the flow, it arises in sudden bursts and in an unexpected way like to summon the spirit of a forgotten protest. 
The gripping guitar tone enables Junk Nurse to so sharpen his style to the most expressive edge, as we also see him able to enter the realm of Guitar-Feedback loudness through a melodic door leading to a unique mastery in subtle & complex frequencies and, from there, to definitely unfold such an onslaught of guitar sounds as scary as dazzling for the senses.

Directly mastered from reel tape, Hôpital De La Conception’s The electric rockin’ chair is an inspirational journey through the meanders of intense saturation & rumbling vibes, one of these rare ecstatic experiences to surface in our new Millenium.

* Available in a limited serie of 100 (hand-numbered) cassette tapes

_ Opaque Dynamo, February 2018

Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Tape)

Program :

I . The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Part I) / 13:54. II . The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Part II) / 21:02

(Same program both sides)

Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Tape)
Hôpital De La Conception / The Electric Rockin’ Chair (Tape)

(05/2017)

GUNSLINGERS’ INTO THE GARAGE

Archive Footage & Demo Tape

(Demo Tapes, 2005 – Unreleased)

Freshly edited by Opaque Dynamo, a new video featuring rare & never seen before archive footage backed by the unreleased demo tape of early Gunslingers’ Into The Garage (circa 2005). Pure fury over San Pedro Ville!

(02/2017)

16mm SCREENING

GR’s A Flickered View Negative Clip

Visual By RIOJIM

RIOJIM is an independant artist based in Grenoble (FR) and working on experimental 16mm filmmaking. He is the founder of the influential Ateliers MTK. This short footage was (hand)made as a visual metaphor for GR’s A Flickered View Negative taken from the Propel Tension On Polyester Base LP which was just released on Opaque Dynamo.

VISUAL : RIOJIM (16mm Celluloïd Hand-Processed At Ateliers MTK, Grenoble, FR)

SOUND : GR (Reel-To-Reel, Microphone, Voice, Effects — Taped on Analog 2-Track Recorder, 2012)

(12/2016)

NEW RELEASE OUT

GR – Propel Tension On Polyester Base

| Tapes Archives |

Vinyl LP / (Printed on 300gr uncoated reversed card sleeve)

2016 — Limited to 300 copies —

GR / Propel Tension On Polyester Base (Vinyl LP)

All tracks recorded on reel-to-reel tape recorders and 4-track cassette recorders

Music, processing, mix by GRegory Raimo _2008/16_

Release Notes :

” Give my nerves a little workout,
— my flesh sonic uppers ;
I wanna sound like a busy signal
By day & night fillin’ in the blanks. “

_ (from Vertical take-Off, part 1)

GR’s Propel Tension On Polyester Base is a decisive effort in tape recording, 13 private tracks taken from the archives of an adventurous mind and forming a mysterious sound diary, a core part in the evolution of GR’s style and a secretive work in progress highlighting an incessant appetite for putting a tentacular vision onto the recordable surface at hand.
Among the tracks presented here _ which were taped between 2008/2016 _ some are achieved in one blow with evident fulgurance, while some others are initiated early and completed years later in different spaces, non-similar phases, bringing to the sound textures some unfathomable provenance ; the material is relentlessly tracked down by following the natural path of self-autonomy over space & time.

” The featured material was taped non-uniformally,
various analog recorders and spaces were used
over a period of private stimulation. “

_ (GR mentions on the back cover)

The spectrum of styles & processes approached and developed by GR on those recordings is ultimately wide.
Free construct open rhythm, hear the dead snare at your heels, freer rock, hard kicking grooves & serpentine pulse shall scare the hell out of ultra moving asses in the rush, saturation, dangerous proto-punk, the most menacing monster-fuzz downtown, cosmic elektronische & psycho tape looping, abstract instrumentals, fingerpicking to the decadent, possessed vocals and wicked street-punk delivery, non-chordal guitar excess, reel to reel manipulations, a mastery of fixed sounds through the written & unwritten…

— Propel tension on polyester base, tapes archives.

Opaque Dynamo, 2016

GR / Propel Tension On Polyester Base (Vinyl LP)

Tracklisting :

A. 1. Perforation / 2. Vertical Take-Off (Part 1) / 3. A Flickered View Negative / 4. Violet Piss In Snobbish Eardrums / 5. Ritual To The Decadent

B. 1. Vertical Take-Off (Part 2) / 2. Altostratus / 3. Forward Signal / 4. Propel Tension On Polyester Base / 5. Shock Degrees / 6. Down The Hidden Shade / 7. Backward Signal / 8. Quarter Inch Creaks