Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fadensonnen - Badlands (FR011 - MAY 2014)



MACHETE / BLIGHT GOSPEL / TAKE NO PRISONERS - 30:24

3 Blistering Tracks of Guitar Overload - High Energy Descents Into The Amphetamine Fueled Central Nervous System


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BADLANDS REVIEWS

VIA Christopher Stigliano's Excellent BlogToComm

Outta (practically) nowhere and onto your turntable comes this dandy art/rock package from none other'n one of our favorite modern-day practitioners of the scronk form, Fadensonnen! If you're interested in something successful in the way of avant-energy musings that wasn't recorded forty-eight years ago this be thee reel deel, and as I've told you many a time these limited-edition releases (this one only 250 vinyl-wise via the can't -believe-they're-even-allowed-to-exist One Hand label) dwell into soundscapading areas that definitely would upset more'n a few prim and proper rock applecarts out there in prissyland. As usual, hearing this on vinyl comes off as such a delight with those warn drones sounding even warmer...if such a term can be applied to the total guitar distorto/electronic rock that Fadensonnen has been releasing for quite a few years now already.


One that might just snuggle into your album collection a lot more comfier than you think, if you slip it in between METAL MACHINE MUSIC and VINCEBUS ERUPTUM."



VIA DAVID KEENAN at VOLCANIC TONGUE:

Staggering psychedelic guitar excess in a gorgeous private press edition of only 150 hand-numbered copies from the same people who brought us last year’s ass-flattening Dark Sunny Land LP: Fadensonnen – aka the Vermont-based duo of ‘PD’ and ‘RD’ on guitars, drums, ‘machete harmonic’, ‘feral wah’ and ‘echo disaster leads’ – take the raggedy black psychedelic blueprint of IIIRD Gatekeeper-era Skullflower and the UK experiments in American guitar blitz of Ascension, JfK et al and marry it to an all-in-the-red, soloing-all-the-time wipeout style that would build eternal plateaus of ecstasy sound ala Rallizes Denudes circa France Demo Tapes. The pair trill on grandstanding lead guitar histrionics before deforming the whole thing with nightmarish bottom-end bass dunts that could almost be Yasushi Ozawa and moments of pure, clear glissing space that push amplifier worship to the point of The Savage Resurrection play Hell Is Now Love. The insert pic featuring Lou Reed flipping the bird is just so much gravy and makes this a mandatory purchase for serious VT heads. Seriously; this is the best guitar-as-guitar side of the year that doesn’t have some kind of relationship to Nick Mitchell or Heather Leigh, just wild six string excess at a newly deformed and bloody-minded apex of high. The packaging is stunning too, with a fold around b&w sleeve that comes with a thick hard card insert w/paste on photo and credits and a stickered bag. US guitar album of the year? Just ridiculously good, but at 150 copies you better make it quick! Very highly recommended. "


VIA DOUG MOSUOCK'S  STILL-SINGLE TUMBLR:

"RECOMMENDED
Outstanding puncture wound guitar/drums-guitar/guitar duo, apparently of a busy nature with a bunch of self-released CD-Rs under their really-just-a-length-of-extension-cord belts, practicing the kind of high-velocity, pressurized instrumental torture that in this idea-soft yet hyper-aware era might make the weak of mind or hyphen-averse wither under the midday sun. Triangulated between Brooklyn, Vermont and Cambridge, UK, the three tracks here illustrate the sort of rock/noise-based improvisation that one always hopes to find under the layers of hyperbole coughed up by so-and-so’s like myself just to get you outta bed and through the door these days. Everyone else (well, both of them) said Skullflower and Ascension, which makes sense, but goddamn, do these pieces sound driven, heavy and immense yet grounded to the poisoned soil of the outer boroughs, two of the tracks doing the deed (opening sprint “Machete” and explosive sidelonger “Take No Prisoners”), while another prepares the mixture (the thick, tumultuous droner “Blight Gospel”). We’re in an era where this sort of exploration usually falls into one of three buckets: the one where sound takes the backseat to whatever transgressions the performers want to impart; the one where everything gets lost in some sort of mindless Hawkwind-style moron jam under the guise of “heavy psych”; and the truly progressive, new-language bent of a slim few (Dead C., Sightings, Oneida). Something like Fadensonnen is then far more preservationist than it is transformative, but all the same it’s been far too long since this sort of action darkened my doorstep – all the danger and violence that accompanied these shapeless exercises of rage back in the ‘90s is dragged out of the canal to inspire your malevolence. Edition of 150 copies, handmade heavy card insert with wraparound black-and-white print indebted to Nick Blinko … for once, the cost seems to justify the effort put into making a record like this. " (DOUG MOSUROCK)


VIA GRANT 'GUMSHOE' PURDUM AT TINY MIX TAPES:

"Fadensonnen represent the absolute cream of the improv guitar-noise crop, so to hear them hit vinyl with a resounding CRACK should be a priority if you read this column. Badlands bristles with post-no wave energy, all-instrumental and poised to break the record for most circuits broken in a single sit-down. The ear has so many points to find purchase it’s impossible to pick one. That’s what so impressive about the whole maelstrom of Side A: Each element is blended together, yet set apart just enough to trick the ear into believing (save for the theatrics of the guitarist). I don’t hear drums but I sense them deep in the thicket of hot, wet sick. Side B turns the ship around. We get readily apparent, half-flailing, cymbal-worshiping drums, droning bass, more of that singular, exceptional guitar abuse, and a psych-noise brew not unlike portions of AMT offerings and/or all-out Matta Gawa jamz. But Fadensonnen’s sense of clinical cool and restraint undercuts the gestures toward instrumental excess and psych. It’s an exercise in blown-out precision and repetition that sucks all into its orbit. Whole sections of pure feedback-doused frenzy tend to do that, too, and we’ve got a hair-clump mess of it closing out the record. There are 150 copies of Badlandsin existence, and they’re handmade, so find a way to make your dreams happen soon or you’ll end up drinking the dirt of denial. "


VIA BOB SMITH'S PROCUREMENT RECORD REVIEWS:
"What initially turned me on to Fadensonnen was their ruckus.  Bands like them and Aufgehoben know how to skirt that fine line between a wall of noise and aggressive, progressive rock music.

With Fadensonnen's newest release,Badlands, the sound remains the same, but the feeling is much different.  For the first two tracks, gone is the rush of intensity reminiscent of Guitar Wolf.  Instead,Badlands places the listener into a static-filled, psychedelic sound.  Yes, the guitars still feel overrun by delay and reverb, and the drums still keep a fast pace, but even turned up to full blast, the underlying energy seems different.  That isn't to say that this is a bad thing, it just wasn't what I expected, and possibly not even what the band had in mind going in to record.

A great example can be found in the final moments of the opening track, "Machete".  As all the feedback fades out, the listener is left with a chopping guitar similar to something out of Boredoms' Vision Creation Newsun or Guardian Alien's body of work.  It is this sound that I hear through both the first tracks, simply buried beneath the relentless wall of noise.

The final track feels much more like Fadensonnen's White Night album and is about where my initial expectations put the sound of this record to be; the type of sound that would make Air Conditioning want to get back in the studio. 

While overall the album is different than I expected, it still sounds great.  Badlands can be streamed Here, and do yourself a favor and pick up a copy on record while you still can."


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fadensonnen - PD4 (FR010 - JUNE 2013)


SUNSET SMOKIN' BLUES / RATS / VEIL / HURRICANE / AUTOCEPTION /
CROWS / G TRAIN / BALCONY SMOKE

33:01

Six compositions and two improvisations of late night echo chamber guitar / percussion duos after-hours in the drone basement. 
High psychic delicate energy in the moonlight.










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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fadensonnen - PD3 (FR009 - June 2013)


BRUTAL/MINIMAL II / GREENPOINT NIGHTS
31:16

A disorderly duo - BRUTAL/MINIMAL II is a steamrolling in-the-red power minimalism guitar /percussion exploration - Greenpoint Nights is a echo saxophone nightmare from the abyss. High energy nourishment for your central nervous system!




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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fadensonnen - Free Concert April 20 2013

 
Fadensonnen will be playing a free show in Brooklyn at an art opening at English Kills Art Gallery around 9pm on Saturday April 20th, 2013.

The core of PD and RD will be rounded out by artist/musician Andrew Hurst on drums and other secret special guests.

English Kills Art Gallery is located at 114 Forrest St. , Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206 - the entrance is in the alleyway underneath the gallery sign.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fadensonnen Records Catalogue Digitized

All of our releases are now available as MP3 albums or as individual MP3's - see our posts below.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fadensonnen - PD2 (FR007/008 - February 2013)


DISC 1:

FEEDBACK 1 / BRUTAL/MINIMAL / VOID OF ICE / FEEDBACK 2 / VEIL / FEEDBACK 3 / FIRE ANIMAL
43:00

DISC 2:

BROKE AND PISSED OFF IN NEW YORK CITY 
26:58

Eight blistering solo guitar improvisations recorded in-the-red for maximum effect. This double album represents music as energy, sound, and electricity. 

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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent BlogToComm :

" Yet another one from PD hisself, two platters filled with nothing but solo electric guitar screech that's guaranteed to make all of those snooty "classic rock" types say "my six-year-old brother can play that!" to which you would respond "well, why don't he!" Frankly I am not sure if any first grade type could perform on an electric guitar the way Mr. F does, but if he could then boy will we have some hotcha primary school talent shows to look forward to!

Echoes of Glenn Branca, Arto Lindsay, Rudolph Grey, Lydia Lunch, Von Lmo (need I mention any more late-seventies En Why See underground ax-grinders?) can be heard, and if you are one who still holds your Lust/Unlust singles proudly to your boobies you might appreciate this if even in the slightest. Pure (or even impure if you like) sound like this has always been a cathartic experience in my life and it just might do the trick for you better'n est, and I'd hurry up if I were you because only 100 of these things were pressed up! "

Permalink: http://www.black2com.blogspot.com/2013/02/ill-bet-all-of-you-readers-in-new.html

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fadensonnen - Feb 2013 - NEWS/UPDATES


Greetings from Fadensonnen Records headquarters here at Actionist Studio!

Some news updates from us here:

RELEASES:

FEBRUARY will see the release of PD2 (FR007/008) - a double album of solo guitar improvisations from member PD. Raw in-the-red guitar destruction.

Our follow up to WHITE NIGHT is still being recorded - hopefully the as yet untitled album will be released by the summer of 2013.

We have some other weird things to offer in the near future - stay tuned!

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS:

Beginning with the release of PD2, we will be offering digital downloads of the albums in addition to physical albums. After payment, one will be sent the files via WETRANSFER on an individual basis. Individual songs from each album will be available in addition to full albums.

The entire back catalogue of Faddensonnen records will be made available for digital download in the coming weeks.

INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE:

Due to the massive January 2013 USPS postal service rate hike to international shipping rates, our prices for international orders will be rising to meet the rates.

Thanks for giving a damn and tuning in! - PD

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fadensonnen - Live Video Update #1

Here's a recent improv from the Fadensonnen universe:

PD Fadensonnen / Andrew Hurst Duo - Live at Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY - Oct 7, 2012

Performed as part of Rob Andrews and Rishika Mehrishi's Vampire Song.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fadensonnen - White Night (FR006 - April 2012)


HUDSON RIVER BLUES / BLACK HEAT / FIRE OF NIGHTS / SNAKE CHARMER / STREET SMOKIN' EYES / LUNAR STOMP / MANHATTAN TONGUES / DO THE SLIDE / ONU BA 
48:06

The nine track high energy debut album of Fadensonnen - presented in sub-Faust Tape bootleg glory. Destructo-improv-rock action to re-sensify the nervous system.


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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent Blog To Comm: 

Ah, yet another newie to sparkle my senses this week, the latest platter from PD Fadensonnen and his partner in sound RD. On this go 'round the duo make even more of an atonal blur of raucous spew than they have the previous five or so releases, trying to do their best to make the most hard-nailed sounds (viz a viz Chrome filtered through Les Rallizes Denudes' amplifiers) utilizing everything from anvil and snake phase shifter guitars and tape manipulations to stylophones, and rather than coming off like typical ten year olds jerkin' 'round with Big Brothers' stereo equipment this does take off on a rather feral bent. If you are one who is searching for the missing link between WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (or side two of FUNHOUSE) and METAL MACHINE MUSIC, you may have found it right here!!

Personal faves are "Lunar Stomp" and "Manhattan Tongues" (yours may differ), but "Snake Charmer": does have a certain appeal like one of those Can Ethnic Musical Forgeries. Whatever your likes, this is one that wouldn't look or sound too outta place in your industrial/avant music collection where it and the entire Fadensonnen catalog belong, natch!
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Via Carter Mullin at the excellent Olive Music :
Even some of the most open advocates of the Stooges' seminal 1970 album Fun House couldn't stand its final song "L.A. Blues" for its unsettling formlessness and perhaps inability to provide a climactic rock anthem closing. Hearing Fadensonnen's White Night makes the thought of their seething even stronger, for the album is essentially that same abrasion spread across 48 minutes and even less intelligible than the Stooges' sprawling noisemonger tendencies.

On their debut, the New York duo explore free-rock obfuscation, rife with grooves awash in marbleized amplification. Though Fadensonnen haven't the slightest air of black metal in them, a comparison to Wold wouldn't be too far of a stretch: amidst the sonic blur-- all percussion muffled and the definition of other instruments abstracted-- a curiosity of what lies beneath prevails. The liner notes dispel that mystery, though, listing stylophone, toy saxophone, slide whistle, and tape manipulation among others, but whether they're discernible is another discussion in itself.

White Night has potential to be the wildest psych-rock discombobulation of the year, filtering rock bombast through the abstruse flavors of musique concrete, free jazz, and noise. Muscular, flange-doused chords emerge from the opening of "Black Heat" just seconds before cymbal clatter and wah noodling consume them whole. Fadensonnen are keen on disorienting listeners, but they employ more than barrage tactics: they provide a defined (albeit confounding) progression for the following "Fire Of Nights", for upon reaching an apogee of damaged guitar swathed in screams, it dissolves into an understated drone, accumulating reversed clangor and sweeping back into chaos. Among the most schematically piquant is "Do The Slide", lost in the elaborate cognition of assorted percussion and electric tampering. It's not difficult to find that Fadensonnen have a method to their madness, but chances are that only they themselves get it.
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Via the excellent Gumshoe Grove :
I’ve never understood why the word “busy” carries with it a negative connotation. I’ve had my drumming called “busy,” so perhaps that’s a personal quirk of mine, but when it comes to describing a band’s attributes, why isn’t “busy” considered a compliment? Would folks rather hear something “lazy,” “laid back” and/or “ill considered”?

Shit, I HOPE NOT.

And so it is: Fadensonnen are a “busy” band, but in the best sense of the word. It’s as if a metric ton of high-hat swipes, guitar squiggles and candy-cane effects swirls have been poured into a funnel, then pumped out as high-energy BB’s in humble, bite-sized form.

Or at least that’s how the first few tracks, “Hudson River Blues” and “Black Heat,” pan out. Trudge on, however, and you’ll find yourself trapped in a withering blizzard of noise snow, white-hot and blinding as battery acid poured on the ol’ peepers. Eventually the pattern turns back to the frenzied onslaught described in the previous paragraph, and in no way is that a discouraging development. If I were to nit-pick, I suppose I’d request a bit more variation once the all-out squall hits; nothing major, just a few more nudges this way or that to pinch me out of the improv dream I keep drifting into while the assembly line is running.

“Lunar Stomp” comes close to offering a more herk-jerk premise with its brutal bumper-car bounce, and the possibilities revealed by 15-minutes-plus closer “Onu Ba” shine smilingly upon future variety; still, at time the scrum becomes so intense the brighter colors mash into brown purely by dint of sonic aggression. Which is, actually, pretty fuckin’ cool if you think about it but perhaps not the best way to make the inner ear tingle and/or exhibit the credentials of the players (if you must know: shit, all I got is they’re attached to Black To Comm in some way, and one of them is in King Crab).
Then again, it was likely their distinct intention to do exactly what they did, which is marry the improv instrumentation of bands like Matta Gawa, Talibam! (both also duos), Toy Killers and Notekillers with hard-psyche and the all-out brain-kill of the loudest noiseniks/noisekings/noisads like The New Blockaders and John Wiese. They’re extremely successful, almost painfully so, which leaves the question: Where do we go from here? Have Fadensonnen backed themselves into a corner with the extreme teeth-gnashing of White Night?

I’m sure they’ll be fine.

Is it a surprise that Weasel Walter mastered this session for CD? Oh FUG-EXPLODE no; his fingerprints rest all over this recording, particularly in the way the sonic cavalcade collides against itself while retaining its distinct pieces throughout. I mentioned earlier that the instruments occasionally “mash” together and I figured I should clarify that: Often within White Night I find that the only thing mitigating the madness driving beneath the torrential muck is the crystal-clear — yet satisfyingly damaged — production. If it weren’t for a skilled hand separating the pinks from the yellows, blues and reds you’d end up with a smudge of skronky shit (though I’d still probably dig it).

Recognize.

Permalink: http://gumshoegrove.com/2012/06/27/fadensonnen-white-night-lp-self-released-album-as-art-205/ 
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Via the long running website of tastemaker Jon Worley at Aiding & Abetting:

FadensonnenWhite Night(Fadensonnen Records)

A certain PD and RD are responsible for the chaos of this album. You should be on your knees. In chains, preferably. This is music of utter bondage. Once you enter the album, you will be defenseless against its charms.

Charms, of course, is a relative term. The distorted riffage and generally deconstructed lines of the songs (a loose term, to be sure) are aggressive and mean. The sound is abrasive and harsh. The effect is impossibly liberating.

So you get it or you don't. These are songs, not just tone poems, and they do say something. They probably aren't the future of rock and roll (though I wouldn't rule it out), but they're goddamned thrilling. Chaos abounds and life flows.

And not inconsiderable brilliance. Absolutely lovely fare, if you construe lovely the way I do. Fadensonnen is mean, rude and avaricious. Totally lovely.

Permalink: http://www.aidabet.com/issues/340/340reviews.html#FADENSONNEN 
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Via Roctober Fanzine:

If you are a paranoid schizophrenic obsessed with human slaughter and small animal torture, and you’ve suffered multiple concussions and an inner ear injury, then you’ve already heard this record. In your head.

Permalink: http://roctoberreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/fadensonnen-white-night.html

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fadensonnen - Live Video at Dino Eli Gallery, 2012

Here is a short blindfolded improv from PD Fadensonnen recorded on March 19, 2012 at Dino Eli Gallery in NYC:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fadensonnen - Live @ Actionist Studio (FR005 - December 2011)


SKIDMARKS ON BRUCKNER BOULEVARD / 114 FORREST STREET / VAN BRUNT / HOYT AND THIRD 
36:57

Four high psychic energy improvisations to upset the universal neighbors.

Live @ Actionist Studio by Fadensonnen/PD


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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent Blog To Comm:

" . . . LIVE AT ACTIONIST STUDIO just happens to be the latest release this unheralded (and under-documented, under-appreciated and under-weight for all I know) musician has dared to unleash on us modern music maniacs , some of us who still harbor some hope that there's interesting underground avant garde rock being made a good thirty years after it all sorta went 'n deep sixed!

A lotta the same aspects of previous Fadensonnen releases can be discerned, but I was able to pick out a whole batch of new influences here (or was that just my ears hallucinating?) from Les Rallizes Denudes to even some of those Kongress workouts that I thought had only graced mine ears (esp. the one where Von Lmo was extrapolating on his own trapology!) It is heartening to know that people still play with stylophones! A pretty hotcha way to begin the new year if you ask me, and if this is any sorta start I just hope my hard can stand it these next twelve months!"

Permalink:  http://www.black2com.blogspot.com/2012/01/considering-is-firat-real-jambus.html

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fadensonnen - PD1 (FR004 - July 2011)



GHOSTS REJOICE, REJOICE / BLACK SMOKE / OOMOO / G TRAIN / UNO LAPIS 
34:17

Five instrumental tracks of brutal melodic guitar improv action colliding with intense percussion attacks awash in a sea of feedback and toy saxophones - total abandon!

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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent Blog To Comm :

Who'd've thunk a brand-new Fadensonnen-related release would've made its way to my door this soon? But this just ain't any ol' Fadensonnen release, but one featuring the man in a solo setting handling all of the instruments (which include, besides the featured Amphetamine Lead/Feedbacker/Drone/Anvil Rhythm/Black Hole Lighter Slide Guitar...drums, percussion, tape manipulation, AM/FM clock radio and toy saxophone!), and it all sounds pretty disturbing, but in a great, life-reaffirming kind of disturbing way! Thirty-four minutes of total high-energy rock abandon which has me thinking a whole lot of the infamous Doug Snyder/Bob Thompson DAILY DANCE album which should be so ingrained and embedded into your psyche that I won't even bother hitching up a link to one of the many on-line reviews of it I have written o'er the years. Let's just say that if you like hard distorted acid guitar wailing and manic percussive scrunch being played over what sounds like one of those old John Cale tape experiments that were released a good decade or so back then this is the one for you! Cee-Dee closer "Uno Lapis" earns points for exceptional tape-loop drone repeato riffdom unheard since the days of at least READ ONLY MEMORY.

Permalink: http://black2com.blogspot.com/2011/07/not-much-to-report-on-really.html

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fadensonnen - Black EP (FR003 - June 2011)


NIGHT OF SHAROQUE COUGHS / SWEET JUDY BROWN / GNID GNID
32:18

Three tracks spanning the extremes of Fadensonnen - improv guitar action meets pop meets tape cut pileups!



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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent BlogToComm :

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The third and last in the Fadensonnen trilogy keeps up the high-powered amped up electronic rock of the first two delivering more of that total eruption free music that I kinda thought went out of business around the time REM began replacing Chrome as a template for youthful rockist exuberance. Echoing a variety of hot eighties underground flashpoints I remember (the MX-80 O-Type and Half Life spinoffs come to mind) and don't (well...maybe Mark Hanley's Sister Ray side project Room 101), Fadensonnen really know how to take the basement recording situations so prevalent in the days of cassette kultur and update the entire shebang for the present, not quite an easy task considering just how vague the notion of "the present" is. This ain't "industrial" or any real variation thereof, but some mighty engrossing underground rock and roll that takes the best moments of the past fiftysome years of sound exploration and runs wild over the hills with 'em! Only hope that this ain't the LAST we're going to hear from  Fadensonnen!

If you haven't been able to get these very limited (100!) edition Cee-Dees and would like to hear what you're missing, go to Fadennonsen's blog (see link up on left) where not only have the entire contents of the last three releases been posted, but videos along with them making for a particularly stimulating audio/visual excursion if you ask me. Actually, don't ask, because I haven't even had the opportunity to see them yet! Who knows, maybe they consist of nothing but the same cover graphic staring you in the face without any change in the picture or variation whatsoever just like every other upload which might be good for the ears but boring for the eyes. If I were you and I wanted to hear this amazing screech I'd head for this blog right now!

Permalink: http://black2com.blogspot.com/2011/06/apologies-apologies-apologies.html
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Via Arcane Candy:

Fadensonnen is back in Black for their third color-titled half-hour EP. (I can’t wait until they cross the entire color spectrum and end up at Burnt Sienna or Turquoise.) The opening track, “Night of Sharoque Coughs,” features some lonesome guitar picking that is occasionally interupted by schizo workouts on the drum kit. “Sweet Judy Brown” is the first song in the Fadensonnen canon with vocals, which remind me a lot of the singing on The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy. Careful, guys–you might attract a fanbase. “Gnid Gnid” shuts down the album in a more atmospheric rock vein with tin cans dripping in the background as distant drums throb and the guitars chime and moan on into a lengthy, churning din. Here’s hoping that PD and RD will be joined by R2D2 and C3PO on their next EP for a Fadensonnen quartet take on the bar scene from Star Wars.

Permalink: http://arcanecandy.com/2011/10/19/fadensonnen-black%E2%80%8F/

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fadensonnen - White EP (FR002 - April 2011)


SLIT THE MOON / WHITE OF ICE
24:56

Two drastically opposite rock eruptions - Slit The Moon speeds into the mainline to the nervous system - White Of Ice brings it back to the eternal drone - guitar excess in both directions.

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Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent Blog To Comm:

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Gee, I didn't think that people (even myself) listened to WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT anymore. Well, at least the first of the two numbers on this "EP CD" sounds as if the two participants (a PD and RD in case you're keeping score) had been spending the past two weeks playing one of those budget-pressed early-seventies ARCHETYPES versions of that longtime classic before sniffing up enough discarded Bic lighter fumes and recording this high-throb exercise right in the middle of the Gowanus Canal (and it sounds it!). The other track reminds me a bit of those late-eighties solo Sonny Sharrock excursions for some reason and is equally recommended especially if you, like me, looked so desperately hard for any life or excitement throughout that feelygood decade. Anyway, if you liked Fadensonnen's previous effort which I reviewed here and quite favorably at that you might like this one as well, and if life wasn't being kind enough to us all already there's even gonna be a third volume heading our way this coming summer! Can you wait? Well, at least I have something good to look forward to these upcoming months!

Permalink:  http://black2com.blogspot.com/2011/04/yeah-i-know.html

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Via Arcane Candy:

Whereas Fadensonnen’s first album, Grey, was named after the most well-known type of alien, White pays tribute to that most beloved paranormal phenomenon: the ghost. (Punching the cobweb-covered clock at just 25 minutes, it seems that the latter could have been included on the same disc as the 30 minute long former.) Shyly boasting just two tracks, the EP kicks off in high gear with the duo of PD and RD a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ their way through “Slit the Moon,” whipping up a dense, sloppy electric guitar maelstrom supported by a backbone of simple, Velvety drum thwack. “White of Ice” flip-flops the mood with a much more subdued sound stage filled with spacious drones that hover like body wash mist in a dank dressing room as gently-picked melodies tease some downwardly mobile stripper’s alcohol-logged head into a stupor.

Permalink : http://arcanecandy.com/2011/10/15/fadensonnen-white/

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fadensonnen - Grey EP (FR001 - December 2010)


EAST RIVER BLUES / FUNERAL FOR MURDERED ORANGES / CAMBRIDGE-UPON-MORNING / BROOKLYN GAMELAN / GLACIER NIGHT
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Fadensonnen's debut EP - high energy rock meeting expansive guitar duels stretching into the phase shifted stratosphere.

Grey EP by Fadensonnen

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GREY EP REVIEWS

Via Christopher Stigliano's excellent Blog To Comm:

Blog To Comm 2011 ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "ALBUM OF THE YEAR: hard choice really...I mean, which Fadensonnen Cee-Dee should I pick? Well, of the three I guess it's platter #1 that earns the highest honors for this year. Given the overtly squeaky-clean image that "rock music" had saddled on in since the eighties it's sure wonderful to hear something overdrive again. "

Permalink: http://www.black2com.blogspot.com/2011/12/end-o-year-wrap-it-up-ill-take-it-being.html

Fadensonnen-GREY EP CD (Fadensonnen)


Here's an unsolicited item I received in the mail today complete with a note that read "Hi Chris, High (Psychic) Energy Rock didn't die - it seeped into the waterways of Brooklyn. Hope you enjoy this!" Now, some might think that I would revert back to my true self and tinkle sprinkle all over this particular disque like Iggy's girlfriend would to Iggy himself, but I refuse to do what would come most natural to me and hey, will give this disque a more-than-decent writeup! Fadensonnen are a pretty hotcha group that kinda reminds me of some of those experimental aggregates of the past twenty years who have been springing up from some of the most bizarre places imaginable...Charlamanides 'r whatever they're called and some of the Japanese post-Rallizes Denudes acts come to mind. And (given the weirdo cover graphic reprinted above) a bit of the specter of Chrome seems to be looming high above as well. Hot electric guitar blare with psychedelic hints that remind me of post-Hendrix scronkings w/o the vocals, or any other instruments for that matter. A "PD" and "RD" make of the group and their wild feedback-drenched sound is enough to give heart and hope to this way-outta-it oldtimer who still follows Lester Bangs' dictum about feedback being the best thing that happened to the electric guitar (and all that Lou Reed did on METAL MACHINE MUSIC was take the guitar away!). You might think it's boring but personally I find the entire thing very intense, engaging, mesmerizing and invigorating simultaneous-like. And who knows, you might too! "Highly recommended" way for you to toss out more of your hard-begged!"

Permalink: http://black2com.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-tell-this-year-is-getting-off.html
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Via Foxy Digitalis:

This self-releasd EP comes out of the blocks lickety-split.  East River Blues is a semi-immersive cacophony of shredded guitar squawks, clattering drums and rabid tape manipulation that fits the band’s description of themselves (as much as I hate it) as being “High Energy Improvised Rock and Roll.”  Still, it’s all a little bit trite and banal, which is precisely what improvisation shouldn’t be.

The next four tracks slow the pace somewhat, instead concerning themselves with the creation of dry desert atmospheres akin to those favoured by Earth of late.  Funeral For Murdered Oranges is ponderous and arid, plodding along for three minutes or so without really going anywhere and Brooklyn Gamelan – although spacier and slightly speedier – is similarly staid.

When they give themselves the space and time to open up and develop like they do on Cambridge-Upon-Morning, Fadensonnen prove to be a pretty captivating duo.  Here they strum, twang and bend to good effect, conjuring up Leone’s gigantic landscapes and taking off to soar above them.

The final track here is Glacier Night, a sprawling, dust-blown journey through Death Valley that defies its chilly title and finally collapses in on itself in a maelstrom of thunderous drums and pained guitar expression.  When Fadensonnen allow themselves to stretch out and flow like this they can be quite an absorbing unit.  It’s just a pity they don’t do it more often. - Steve Dewhurst

Permalink: http://www.foxydigitalis.com/foxyd/?p=8931

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Via Arcane Candy:

PD and RD (I’m on an initials-only basis with these guys!), also known as Fadensonnen, is a duo of din-makers who hail (a cab) from Brooklyn, New York. (Soon to be re-named Old York, or maybe New Spice.) On their alien-titled debut CD, Grey, they offer your brain / ears combo a half hour’s worth of surly sonics that crawl the gamut from noisy guitar feedback with maniacally hyperactive, freeform drumming to sparse, plaintive pickfests to all-out drone / riff-athons–all reverb-soaked and recorded in murky lo-fidelity. This shirt, I mean short but sweet set is sure to please electric fans of sub-underground drone / shamble rock–especially from Japan and New Zealand.

Permalink: http://arcanecandy.com/2011/10/09/fadensonnen-grey/

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fadensonnen Records


Fadensonnen Records is the home of Fadensonnen and its members music.

It constructs handmade, limited edition black cd-r's and silver pressed cd's for all its releases using original artworks from Fadensonnen's members.

As of February 2013, all past and future releases will be available as MP3's, either as an album or as individual tracks.

Past Releases:
FR001 - Fadensonnen - Grey EP (December 2010)
FR002 - Fadensonnen - White EP (April 2011)
FR003 - Fadensonnen - Black EP (June 2011)
FR004 - Fadensonnen - PD1 (July 2011)
FR005 - Fadensonnen - Live @ Actionist Studio (December 2011)
FR006 - Fadensonnen - White Night (April 2012)
FR007/008 - Fadensonnen - PD2 (February 2013)

Future Releases:
To Be Announced - PD3, Untitled Second Album, Acoustic Album, RD1


Contact:

fadensonnen (dot) music (at) gmail (dot) com