Bad Bus - #1, #3 (Caucus) flac
|2||Bad Bus #3 (Caucus)|
|4||Bad Bus #1|
Alternatively titled '#1 & 3(caucus)'.
In which an all-star cast of Maine crazies collaborate on wine-soaked, late-night improvisations.
#1 is a haunted-house fantasy, with scrapes and reeds joining tin cans, spare metal parts, and decimated piano keys to create some abstract scariness. one long, 40-minute, unedited take, split on two sides of the cassette. ghosts and spirits just finding their voices, trying to spook the hell out of your basement folk band. conduits indeed.
#3 (caucus) was recorded shortly after these spectres discovered a drum kit and no-wave music. tribal drums drive the session, with horn blasts, shards of guitar, voice-box shredding and group chants, glockenspiel, and the ever-present dulcimer creating what at times resembles a tom waits acid trip. stomp if you dare; just don't wake the woodcock. live in basement, no overdubs, ever
Two 40-minute cassettes: black cassettes, with hand-written titles in white ink. Packaging: cardboard folded and glued to create a sliding-case for the cassettes, with sewn patchwork fabric inclusions, hand-drawn and hand-written liner notes on the outside. Edition: limited, 20 copies.