|Adam Noriega Amado / Beer in a Handful of Dust|
|Album:||Beer in a Handful of Dust||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Adam Noriega Amado||Added:||05/2020|
|1.||May 14, 2020:||Stranded at Settembrini's |
Rock and Roll Seven-Point Turn
KZSU-affiliated noise: this is a solo album by a former KZSU General Manager and member of The Noriegas. (File under "Adam," it's a pseudonym.) This reminds me a lot of cassette culture ~2010 or before: psychedelic, gnarly, and eerie. I want to listen while driving slowly through a ghost town in the Southwest. This would've had good company on KZSU's old tape blog (cassettes.kzsu.fm). RIYL Lavatone, early His Name Is Alive instrumentals, Julian Lynch, Sun Araw. Favorites: 3, 9, 13, 14. No discernable words, no FCCs.|
1. (0:40)—Lo-fi sci-fi transmissions.
2. (5:13)—Slow echoing single-string guitar picking, bright keyboard melody, churning rhythm.
3. *(2:04)—Desolate liquid guitar.
4. (4:37)—Fast clipping strumming, hiss, bursts of distortion.
5. (1:16)—Wah noise, drone wash.
6. (3:17)—Jittery echo bass.
7. (5:11)—Field recordings. Atonal angular guitar, fuzzier guitar. Post-rock band practice in 1994. Gets chaotic.
8. (3:17)—Field recording of indiscernable background conversation. Keyboard, space guitar.
9. *(2:56)—Crunchy emo-esque guitar loop, faded. Quite pretty.
10. (3:12)—Sample of a Noriegas live recording, run through distortion, with keyboard on top.
11. (4:15)—Choppy, noisy guitar with some loopy wah.
12. (4:58)—Slow, bendy, Loren Connors–type guitar.
13. *(2:35)—Deep, ominous drone vibrations. Hiss. Higher soft tones letting a little unsettling light in.
14. *(4:13)—Slow build, dark but melodic, like a shredded fragment of a psychedelic post-rock song.