Ink Puddle Compound - "Tantrum Seas And Dust Lanes"
(Camera Obscura 2003, CAM060CD)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations: December 2003
Brandon Siscoe has been doing home recordings for many years and besides creating dark minimalist music, he does all his own artwork as well. This is one of the releases that is really difficult to describe. The music creates moods and feelings as it floats and flows and ebbs. There is acoustic guitar, some vocals, but it is mostly electronics, drones and misc sounds, etc. Brandon certainly finds that balance between abstract compositions and structured songwriting. I have not heard many things that I can compare this to. Unfortunately, his web site is under construction so you can't hear any samples or see his wonderful artwork yet. Worth seeking out and delving into on one of those strange rainy nights.
For more information you can visit the Camera Obscura web site at: http://www.cameraobscura.com.au.
Visit the Ink Puddle Compound web site at: http://www.grottomimosa.com.
Contact via snail mail c/o Camera Obscura; PO Box 5069; Burnley VIC 3121; Australia.
Reviewed by Scott Heller