QUARTZ EP

by Smokey Emery

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    Smokey Emery - QUARTZ EP
    (Edition of 300)
    Smokey Emery’s vinyl debut – an especially potent 7″ EP released by Indian Queen Records on beautiful b&w duotone art card-stock, covered in duel catastrophe-collages by Smokey Emery (Daniel Hipolito) himeself.

    “…a collection of ambient drone pieces made up of carefully selected loops, samples, and recordings that have then been constructed into gorgeous sound collages of their own…a sound that is cavernous yet claustrophobic and is lonely as it is timeless.” – PORTALS

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     $4 USD  or more

     

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Smokey Emery’s Quartz EP is a bona fide document of sonorities from the purgatorial regions. Distorted and catchy tape loops that take you from the inter-planes of the mind to the carnival, where the festivities seem at once sinister and endearing beneath the changing light of sooty reverb and effectual tape hiss. These deceptive washes of underwater tones falling in and out of tune are placid enough to meditate to though also project a menacing, even premonitory air. Unlike many drone kingdom tape-loop albums, there is also enough substance and subtly here to sharpen your mind against – just when you think you’ve been listening to a stable phrase for 30 seconds you perceive, buried in the glowing embers and vapor, a yawning organ concerto or an analogue gear malfunction rescued into exquisite loop patterning. Over continuous listens a depth of elements continually rise from the initially dark and watery abyss to the gray-scaled and disorienting surface.

This music is as much evocative of the sharp winter cold as it is the mirages of summer heat, the murky deep as much as the smoggy zenith, and the charming mechanics of dusty analogue gear as much as a honed sense of intuitive craftsmanship directed toward allaying arrangements of saturated sonic material. Quartz reads the ambiance of the nether world through the split light of the celestial sphere. So much wickedness and tenderness.

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released December 12, 2012

• Pressing of 300 7″ records (33.3rpm) by Indian Queen Records / thick duotone b&w folder-cover of dueling catastrophe-collages by Daniel Hipolíto

• Recorded by Guy Taylor / All sounds by Daniel Hiploíto

• Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering

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HOLODECK is a tape and vinyl record label from Austin, TX, founded in 2012 by members of S U R V I V E, Pure X, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Silent Land Time Machine, and This Will Destroy You.

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