Although Ear Meal Webcast officially ended the evening of March 30, 2016, Matt Purse and Leah Purse requested we add Newton from Philly who happened to be in town. The studio had already been re-configured for a project I am working on so we had Newton perform in my Butterfly Sanctuary, which ended up being perfect. – Alan Nakagawa
Desiccant “Silica Gel demo”
Desiccant is a newly formed duo featuring Andy Borsz of Slasher Risk & Mat Rademan aka Newton. You know them both. On their own they each have found a unique place in the North American Underground Experimental/Freak/Noise/Weirdo scene since the late 1990s/early 2000s. Now they join forces as Desiccant, creating the sort of grimy output only possible from decades of dropping earplugs in beer and sweat-soaked basements. Weaving a bleak tapestry with samplers, tape loops, synthesizes, and rubbish, Desiccant aims to guide listeners through a wasteland of music concrete and harsh noise into a dramatic and engulfing New American drone. It’s the deliberate and aged sound of failed relationships, putting the family pet to sleep, and holding the hand of a sick loved one. This is your soundtrack for dying in a desert and not caring.
Tracks by: Sickness, To Live and Shave in L.A., Xome, Newton, PCRV, Jay Howard, Ahlzagailzehguh, Jay Randall, Tralphaz, T.E.F., Crank Sturgeon, Mania, Sissy Spacek, Collapsed Arc, Existence in Decline, Bacillus, aodl, Wrong Hole, Developer, Aunt’s Analog, Ryan Jewell, Hostage Pageant, Constrain, Sean Seaton, Tinnitustimulus, Breakdancing Ronald Regan, id m theft able, Boar, Flesh Trade, Torschlusspanik, Human Fluid Rot, Fletcher Pratt, Jeff Carey, J. Soliday, Deterge, JRV, (a) sex, Greg Gorlen, Steve Flato, uvovu, Breaking the Will, Thirteen Fingers, Mass Comm, Peasant, Genital Stigmata, Whoracle of Delco