UNCLAIMED DIAMONDS- "The First Five Slabs" TAPE
COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY- "I Thought It Was Morning" TAPE
STREET EATERS- "Inhabitations Of Time" TAPE
Over the course of two years, Berkeley-based truewave punk band Street Eaters (Megan March and John No) recorded over 120 minutes of original music inspired by the books "The Dispossessed" and "The Left Hand of Darkness" by the late speculative fiction author Ursula K. LeGuin, whose deliberate prose, critical analysis and unapologetically radical themes represented a unique vision that resonated with the music the band wanted to make. Ranging from intense, short truewave punk songs to atmospheric soundscapes, around 40 minutes of this material made it onto the 2017 album "The Envoy" (streeteaters.bandcamp.com/album/the-envoy).
Now, using the best of the unheard material from all those recordings and a few expanded tracks from "The Envoy", Street Eaters are releasing "INHABITATIONS OF TIME" - an all-instrumental, ambient and experimental companion piece to (and contrast with) the intense, song-oriented "The Envoy". Mixing together sounds+rhythms from electric bass, synth textures, acoustic percussion, oscillating frequencies from magnetic patterns of planets and comets, satellite pulses, cracking of icebergs, modded electronic children's toys, and more, this sonic palette aims to encompass the human and not-so-human conditions expressed by characters and entire worlds in LeGuin’s work. Self-released printed Orange cassette!