Vertacyn Arc Materializer / Tasting The Sea
Album: Tasting The Sea   Collection:General
Artist:Vertacyn Arc Materializer   Added:Jan 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-01-28 Pull Date: 2019-04-01
Week Ending: Mar 31 Mar 24 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 24 Feb 17 Feb 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 27, 2019: Brownian Motion
The Majesty Of Rock
4. Mar 06, 2019: Brownian Motion
El Dorado
2. Mar 20, 2019: The Fuzz Deli
Stuck Between The Trivial And The Impossible
5. Mar 03, 2019: On The Warpath
The Majesty Of Rock
3. Mar 13, 2019: Everything but the kitchen sink
Stuck Between The Trivial And The Impossible
6. Feb 27, 2019: Brownian Motion
The Majesty Of Rock

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-01-23
Very local amalgam of noise rock, experimental, a dash of krautrock and psych all with a certain pop accessibility about this. Excellent recording captures analog synths, dirty noise guitars, big drums and bass with fitting male vocals. Moments smack of early 90’s “low fi” rock, like a Pavement on lots of drugs. Others recall experimental rock of late, delving into use of piano, fuzzed spoken found sound messages. But all retain a certain accessibility and song-like quality, like early Wire. Great stuff that was dropped off at the station by a member who is a longtime SLAC employee (I took one look at this record, the vinyl of which lovingly features a zipper on the cover like the Stones’ Sticky Fingers, and asked them to play Weds Night Live sight unseen. Sometimes its easy to have a good feeling about these things…)

1)* (5:48) killer panned dirty analog synth then great tribal drums, melodic tone and vocals makes it accessible. 2) (6:16) tone downed mellow guitar bass drums, song like as in early 90’s “low fi”, searing guitar leads and desperate delivery. 3)* (8:21) cool krautrock beat and tone, head noddin beat, beautiful synth noise symposium carries out last few minutes 4) (6:50) mellow guitar, piano, hand held tape recorder type voice over, becomes a midpaced somber affair when bass and drums bring the beat 5) (4:54) simple mid paced beat, somehow reminds me of old Wire (“think of a number...”)fuzzed vocals and on beat delivery, cool noise pop nod 6)* (5:54) dirgey feel in the minor riff and slow’ish plod 7) (4:24) cool noise guitar, voiceover about strange “evolution” of animals, great noise rock ensues at another slow plod, acoustic guitar in the laid back fray, slowly delivered lyrics

Track Listing
1. Stuck Between The Trivial And The Impossible   4. El Dorado
2. I Would Like To Be A Cow. Now   5. Natgeo
3. The Majesty Of Rock   6. Low Interest
  7. The Good Book's Got Me Thinking