Autumn 2016 // c60, edition of 30 // dubbed by Terrible Pleasures in Chicago, IL // every cover and cassette uniquely spray painted
“The first physical release by Chicago-via-Denver weirdo HANGING LICHEN, compiling their first year of activity. On the a-side is “Cool Slime Sliding”, a piece of psychedelic musique concrete featuring Jack Eley and Devin Shaffer as collaborators. On the b-side are two tracks exploring themes of ecological degradation and the interconnection between people and environments through collaged and manipulated field recordings, processed into HEAVY drone, punctuated by suggested rhythms and micromelodies. A heady, deep dive into noisy soundscapes, before emerging into a strange, off-kilter groove via spontaneous, site specific sound looping.
Recorded in Capitol Hill, Denver, CO and Rogers Park, Chicago.”