We're beyond excited, and sincerely honored, to announce the forthcoming split LP and cassette from House of Low Culture, Caustic Touch, Daniel Menche, and EMS, out 12.15.17 on Accident Prone Records.
“The only thing better than playing shows with friends and their friends is getting to make records with friends and their friends.” This sentiment from Andrea K (Caustic Touch, Vice Device) perfectly encapsulates the spirit behind this 4-way split from House of Low Culture, Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, and EMS on Portland’s Accident Prone Records. In early 2016, the artists on this record played together at Portland’s High Water Mark Lounge as Mamiffer (Faith Collocia and Aaron Turner), Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, and EMS. Throughout the months that followed, the artists grew closer, and continued to play together in a variety of configurations and acts. After regional dates opening for Sumac, Andrea K asked Aaron Turner if he would be interested in having any of his projects join Caustic Touch as part of a 4-way split that she and Gary Bahen (Accident Prone) had been envisioning. Aaron and Faith signed on as House of Low Culture, and immediately suggested frequent collaborator Daniel Menche join in. When the three got together to decide who would best round out the split, it was a quick, unanimous vote to ask Vern Avola (EMS, Elrond, ex-Prizehog). Despite having recorded separately, the tracks on this split flow together as though the album had been written and recorded as a collaboration. The result is a beautiful, haunting, and extraordinarily cohesive assemblage of experimental noise that stands as a testament to the friendship, respect, and artistic vision these five artists share.
The album is now streaming, in its entirety, over at BrooklynVegan!
You can pre-order the split for a special, reduced price here: accidentprone.com/store
Digital pre-orders are available at a reduced price here: accidentpronerecords.bandcamp.com
For press enquiries and/or interview requests, please contact:
Chris @ Grandstand Media
House of Low Culture (photo by Geoffrey Smith), in its current iteration, is Aaron Turner (Sumac, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer, ex-ISIS) and Faith Collocia (Mamiffer, ex-Pyramids, ex-Everlovely Lightningheart). This split is HOLC’s first recorded offering in over four years. Immerse yourself in some truly incredible, older recordings here.
Caustic Touch is Andrea K of Portland mainstays Vice Device. This is the first recording from Caustic Touch to appear on physical media. Check out Andrea's live recordings here and here.
Daniel Menche has been releasing thought-provoking, experimental music since 1989, and continues to be one of the most prolific artists in experimental, underground music. Get lost in hours and hours of Daniel's music here.
EMS is Vern Avola, who also performs in Elrond, and played synth in San Francisco's now defunct Prizehog (Gravity Records/Eolian Empire). EMS has released multiple cassettes, and appeared on vinyl as part of collaborations, but this if the first EMS-only track to be released on vinyl to date. Check out everything Vern has going on here.
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