Hello Walls

by Arvo Zylo

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    This strange album was originally released on cassette by the very discriminate and taste-making Enemata Productions. Then again, it was reissued on cassette two years later, in a black vinyl bag with three full color post cards, a page from a book in German that I'd found in an abandoned church, probably from the 19th century, and dirt from various places, namely, the notoriously haunted Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. Naturally, the moisture caused the tape to rot, but even before that, I was getting eerie reports of tapes being "completely blank". Even so, while the decay did lend a certain something to the experience, if not the physical detritus, it also limited the range of that experience.

    This material is not for everyone. I made it in a sitting of about 36 hours straight, at my friend's studio space, "Scab Labs", with mostly voice, an SS330 keyboard, a sampler, field recordings from a construction site, destroyed tapes, and a bunch of EVP that I'd recorded from Coast to Coast AM, in real time, the old fashioned way, for the most part. For me, it brings to mind Giusto Pio's "Motore Immobile" at times, and at other times well, "autistic" is the only word I could use to describe it. It could be haunting, it could be my soundtrack for the times I spent the night at the aforementioned Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, or it could be just an unusually precocious lo-fi dark-ambient album made by a somewhat high-strung person with not much of an ability to sit still long enough to be truly ambient.

    It comes off as minimal, but there are sometimes an excessive amount of layers. In the case of the title track, there were over 150 tracks used in various mixdown sessions. I'd say this is best listened to in a solitary environment, preferably outside, and in the dark. Is it still possible to do that? If not, a boiler room from a building built in the 20s or before would do. Approximate running time is around 70 minutes.

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    All come in shrink wrapped jewel cases or DVD cases with full color art. Most titles in this format are still in print. Feel free to note in the purchase comments (or in an email) which titles you would like. 333REDUX Data Disc version is out of print, as well as "333" itself, but there is still a pro DVD menu version of that one available. Arvo Zylo/Dental Work - "Velcro Bismol" is out of print. The V/A "Delirious Music For Delirious People" is out of print. I don't think anything else is out of print at this time. If no specifics are made, the most recent five releases will be sent. Please note what you want in the message section during your order. Downloads for all five releases do not come in this bundle.

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This strange album was originally released on cassette by the very discriminate and taste-making Enemata Productions. Then again, it was reissued on cassette two years later, in a black vinyl bag with three full color post cards, a page from a book in German that I'd found in an abandoned church, probably from the 19th century, and dirt from various places, namely, the notoriously haunted Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. Naturally, the moisture caused the tape to rot, but even before that, I was getting eerie reports of tapes being "completely blank". Even so, while the decay did lend a certain something to the experience, if not the physical detritus, it also limited the range of that experience.

This material is not for everyone. I made it in a sitting of about 36 hours straight, at my friend's studio space, "Scab Labs", with mostly voice, an SS330 keyboard, a sampler, field recordings from a construction site, destroyed tapes, and a bunch of EVP that I'd recorded from Coast to Coast AM, in real time, the old fashioned way, for the most part. For me, it brings to mind Giusto Pio's "Motore Immobile" at times, and at other times well, "autistic" is the only word I could use to describe it. It could be haunting, it could be my soundtrack for the times I spent the night at the aforementioned Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, or it could be just an unusually precocious lo-fi dark-ambient album made by a somewhat high-strung person with not much of an ability to sit still long enough to be truly ambient.

It comes off as minimal, but there are sometimes an excessive amount of layers. In the case of the title track, there were over 150 tracks used in various mixdown sessions. I'd say this is best listened to in a solitary environment, preferably outside, and in the dark. Is it still possible to do that? If not, a boiler room from a building built in the 20s or before would do. Approximate running time is around 70 minutes.

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released May 13, 2016

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