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Coping with Death and Destruction by Arrison Kirby available now!

Hey everyone. El Deth is in flux as always. We’re hoping to overhaul the website soon, with easier access to our history of sessions. It won’t be anytime really soon but we are on our way.

In the meantime, Arrison Kirby has taken a break from music to write a book!

Here is the blurb:

The book is a collection of twelve, high concept, multi-part short stories reflecting on and inspired by the death and transformation of the year 2016. It serves as an elegy for that period of time, submerging into dark themes of loss, extracting what irreverence and hopefulness it can, and reflecting it through a prism of an eternal universe. Sorted astrologically, the stories sometimes span generations, depicting conflict based around such themes as apocalypse, dreams, aging, dying, ghosts, the afterlife, animals, nature, global politics and pop culture. Location also varies, taking the reader through several American states to North Korea, Africa, the Philippines and beyond – often peppered with heavy doses of Southern Gothic sensibility.

In the book, you can read about religion based on pop science fiction and fantasy, a 1960’s lounge singer marginalized by the Beatles, or a mixture of drugs that allows the user to summon the dead. Several of the tales blend fact into the fiction, nodding to the cultural giants whose deaths loomed over the year 2016: David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Carrie Fisher and others. These are detailed and developed stories, intended to instill within the reader a sense of timelessness and a comfort in the notion of infinity.

You can purchase the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XB8BS27

And if you read it, might you be so kind to review it as well?

 

Lords of Rap Volume 1: Just da Tip by Hypenkrünk to be released 1.28.2014

Lords of Rap Volume 1: Just Da Tip is the debut release by Knoxville based rap and psychedelia group, Hypenkrünk. Though they use aliases for this project, Hypenkrünk is a collaboration between musicians from across the music spectrum. The players hail from the backgrounds of hip hop, (Flashmob, Flack Jacket) electronica, (Star Mountain), jazz (Deep Green) and prog rock (Obadiah).

The lyrics of vocalist, MC Realtree, are as prurient as they are suggestive and subliminal. Where in one moment, he may be rolling in the dirt with an animal nature and the lowest of brows, in the next he is proposing an evolution of the collective consciousness and sharing glimpses into other worlds.

These lyrics overlay a bed of music that is at times danceable, industrial, improvisational, irreverent, ambient, rigid, rocking, progressive, gangsta and dancehall. It could be comparable to a Nine Inch Nails album, produced by Nigel Godrich and Dan the Automator, featuring 2 Live Crew in one ear and Outkast in the other…or maybe Sage Francis.

This is the twentieth release from the El Deth recording label. Get it online and in limited hard form on January 28th, 2014.

Stream the first single here:

 

 

The Micro Jackson EP by Arrison Kirby with Dustin Milotte and Brite Flowers to be released 10.15.2013

The Micro Jackson EP is the fifth release from Knoxville producer, Arrison Kirby. It features Dustin Milotte (Star Mountain, Hypenkrunk) on guitar and the mysterious Brite Flowers on bass.

With the exception of a Freddie Mercury cover (“Living on my Own”), this collection of songs was written by Kirby over a series of years. Milotte and Flowers were commissioned specifically for a one-time performance at Checkpoint Charlie’s in New Orleans. These versions, with each of their own compositional additions, were arranged, rehearsed and recorded over a series of sessions in 2012

Milotte’s guitar gives this release more of a southern feel than Kirby’s previous recordings, while maintaining the avant-garde foundation that Kirby typically works from. The sound captured here is at times reminiscent of Wilco, mated with Ben Folds, David Byrne, and a touch of Devo playing the Grateful Dead.

This is the nineteenth release from Knoxville’s El Deth recording label. It will be digitally available through all major online distributors on October 15th, 2013.

Here’s the first single….

click here for a clean version of the track.

Arrison Kirby reviews Begotten for The Progressive Cinema Scorecard

 

 

 

 

Arrison Kirby recently popped up on The Progressive Cinema Scorecard, with his scoring of the 1990 art film, Begotten.

Click here to check it out.

Jeff Maynard to perform on All Over the Road at WDVX, 89.9 FM. Knoxville, TN on 3.30.2013

Jeff Maynard will be joining host Wayne Bledsoe in WDVX’s studio for a chat and some tunes, in promotion of the most recent album by The Standstill, Endless Winter.  And of course, the evening will be cushioned by Wayne’s eclectic choice of cuts from across time and demographics.  Be sure to tune in at 89.9 Saturday evening / Sunday morning at midnight!

Persons by the red cloud reissued!

David Davis seems to be doing pretty well these days.  He lives in Los Angeles and works at EastWest Studios.  He worked hard to get where he is, deserves it fully, and will be forever well wished by his friends at El Deth.

The man is a recording machine (wait…isn’t that just, like, a tape deck or something?), having tracked a slew of other people’s material, as well as his own.  To explore his humble beginnings, however, one must indulge in his 2006 full length disc, Persons.  It was recorded under the moniker, the red cloud, and produced by MiAH (Beware: The Gentlemen, Cutthroat Shamrock)  at Knoxville’s Sound Lair.

And now you can sink your ears into it once again.

You read right already.  Persons by the red cloud has now been digitally reissued everywhere!

There have been several people hitting me up about that album in the past several months.  So to you people, I’m sorry it took so long.  But now you can get it, digitally, pretty much everywhere.

If you use iTunes, get it here.

Amazon music?  Here you go.

And click here to stream it on Spotify.

Endless Winter by The Standstill to be released 11.13.2012

This is the second collection of songs to be released by the elusive Jeff Maynard.  Where his previous outing, What Happened to Turn Signals? (released under the ridiculously named but critically acclaimed “Skippy and the Bellbottoms” moniker) found Maynard performing each instrument himself, this time he has employed a quartet of some of Tennessee’s finest musicians: Kenny Gilbert, Nathan Brown, Joshua Russell and Christine Hale.  

 Endless Winter was recorded during a two-day period of live sessions.  It’s sound runs a gauntlet of indie influences, nodding to such acts as The Shins, Nada Surf, My Morning Jacket, a touch of early Radiohead, and a formidable Pixies cover.  The songs, themselves, examine the nuances of a dissipating relationship from an often matter-of-factly, emotional vantage point.

 This collection is the seventeenth release from El Deth.  It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon,  and all other major online distributors on November 13th, 2012. 

Listen to the title track on Soundcloud…

Dire Con self titled EP available May 29th!

Born of warehouses built on stretches of land that are not quite Memphis, Dire Con is quintessentially modern, underground, southern rock.  Front man, Hamilton Ellis, brings forth songwriting chops in the vein of Neil Young, dented and bruised by Arrison Kirby’s gruff production, harkening back to Check Your Head era Beastie Boys.  

 This self-titled collection of songs reflects on the darker, grittier aspects of southern living.  It touches not on topics of American pride and confederate nostalgia, but a small town underbelly of drug abuse, secret lives and death. 

 This disc is the sixteenth release from the El Deth recording label.  It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes  and all other major online distributors on May 29th, 2011.

Check out the first single, “Pills,” on Soundcloud…

 

Never Sorry track on Sorghum benefit disc for West Liberty, Kentucky tornado victims

Never Sorry has contributed the track, “Moments,” to a compilation disc for to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes that tore through West Liberty, Kentucky.

Sorghum was compiled and released by Kentucky native, Ellie Herring, and additionally contains electronic tracks from The Black Madonna, The Librarian, KBFF, Trells, Lazar-Bat, Bernstein, schädel, Chris Randall, Glacial23 and Holy Beast.

All proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to the Mid-East Kentucky Chapter American Red Cross to aid the tornado victims of West Liberty, KY.

Click here to give it a listen and a purchase.

 

 

The Dadada is streaming “You’ve Gotta Go” by COP

That’s right.  The Dadada is streaming “You’ve Gotta Go,” the opening track from Urgency by COP.

Click here to check it out.

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