Originally released as a limited edition cassette (now sold out), Excellents marks a shift in the sound of Mark Groves and Sharryn Koppens' Dick Threats project. While the absurd track titles and tape hiss of 2011's Meat Cash remain, a darker quality is evident in these six pieces. This time Sharryn's trumpet is for the most part pitch-shifted and droning, while the hectic plundered rhythms of Meat Cash have given way to intermittent rolling shapes drenched in cavernous reverb. Severe jump cuts between tracks are also eschewed in favour of vaporous fades between passages. This is undeniably a new atmosphere for a resurgent mission.
released August 11, 2012
All material created and performed by Sharryn Koppens and Mark Groves. Recorded in Thornbury 2011. Mastered by Marcus Cook 2012
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