瞬く間に廃盤となったタイトルのストックを入手！！ John Wiese主宰の人気レーベルHelicopterよりLAFMS系2018年重要タイトルが2作同時リリース！！ 2月に出たOxenからのライブカセットが記憶に新しいJoe Potts & Joseph HammerによるLAFMS系コンビJoe & Joe。寡作なユニットとしても知られていますが、なんと早くも新作音源を発表。トータルタイム54分という過去最高のフルレングスで編成された沸々とした異形雑音。
Joe & Joe is the duo of Los Angeles Free Music Society staples Joe Potts and Joseph Hammer. Utilizing the Chopped Optigan and phonomontage techniques respectively, they create an immersive environment of great detail and gravity. Their performance at this year’s No Response Festival in Cincinnati marked the project’s rst excursion outside LA. Their subsequent midwest tour is documented by this release.
Joe Potts has composed electro-acoustic music exclusively since 1973, creating art/sound installations and performances internationally. A founding member of the LAFMS, he is also the man behind the curtain in Airway, combining walls of sound with subliminal treatments, utilizing both live musicians and the audience itself as electronic signals which are processed and manipulated. For the past 20 years he has been composing for an instrument known as the Chopped Optigan, a seventies optical sampling console organ that he has customized and rewired in order to create dense undulating chords of up to 64 notes at a time.
Joseph Hammer has focused on tape loops since the early 80s, using phonomontage as a live process to assemble source material by hand with vintage magnetic audio gear. As part of the LAFMS, his groups Solid Eye, Points of Friction, Dimmer, and Dinosaurs with Horns have had an active presence alongside his constant solo practice.