TART

tart was a trio consisting of graham lambkin of the shadow ring, and scott foust & karla borecky of idea fire company/swill radio. here's their two albums, still available on the label, for 15$ the two! YES! get them!

radio orange
"The debut LP from the trio of: Karla Borecky, Graham Lambkin, and Scott Foust, recorded and assembled over 8 months between 1999 and 2000. Tart is an exquisite combination of three distinct minds, much like the skillful structure of diverse, yet subtle, ingredients in a piquant and nostalgic recipe: The Past as well as The Future. Tart blends together these strange elements in an organic yet totally disciplined style that renders many of their contemporaries as either flabby or boring.
Radio Orange presents 7 original pieces of expertly edited new music-form. From the opening tape-collage miniatures, The Rabbits of Mangtarau (pts 1 & 2), through to the indeterminacy and excitement of the closing title-track, Radio Orange carves its identity through great use of diversified expression. The analog drone / vox duet: Astride Such Delicate Pins; the bizarre environmental action, Woman In Her Womb; the fragile tone composite, The Mums; and the grinding electronic surge of (the almost 20 minute) Chopin in a Shell all help complete the program in classic style. The overall sound is both hypnotic and explosive, with each side being carefully sequenced to maximize the fact.
Radio Orange comes complete with a beautiful full-color sleeve, designed by Karla, and contrasting monotone labels by Graham. The super-modernist avant garde continues to raise its aesthetic head under the romantic banner of the Anti-Naturals. Tart is fabulous."




bring in the admiral
"Tart (Graham Lambkin, Karla Borecky, Scott Foust) present the world with their second LP,Bring in the Admiral. Since the release of their first LP, Radio Orange, Tart has been plying their trade at various shows in the northeast U.S. Using the same minimal instrumentation as the live shows (two small Casios, guitar, and shotwave/cassette boombox, plus a few odds and ends and the Anti-Naturals trademark tight editing), Tart produces a dazzling array of scenarios, a testament to senseless deranged beauty. Beautiful color cover. Who doesn't need a little Tart in their life?"







5 comments:

red_lipstick said...

What a fantastic posting. Thanks for both of these. I am a huge Graham Lambkin fan.

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly incredible stuff. Your posts are in no way going unappreciated.

Anonymous said...

Have had these since they came out. Love them both!

Anonymous said...

wonderful blog... thanks especially for Tart

usvahe said...

... and radio orange too. been looking forever. thx.