INTERVIEW with Carrie Hodges aka Auzel

Carrie Hodges

Carrie Hodges

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Carrie Hodges aka
Auzel
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart 

HOW/WHERE/WHEN WAS OLD RECORDED?
Old was recorded when I was young, in various ways and places, from 1991 to 2003.  I was 18 when we recorded the two earliest songs on Chris [Reider]’s crappy second-hand 4 track. We were living with my parents at the time, in a claustrophobic little room. Life kind of sucked. But that was 20 years ago, and I don’t remember much other than being incredibly self-conscious. When Chris had me improvise some singing over a track of his guitar playing, it was nearly impossible for me, and I was practically crying by the end. For the other early song, he and I sang into each other’s mouths. I can only describe it as a kissing didgeridoo. The feeling of the vibrations is what I remember.

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REVIEWS: C. Reider – “Formerly Sine Drones” and “Owning Extinctions” 2011

C. Reider - Formerly Sine Drones, 2011

C. Reider - Formerly Sine Drones, 2011

C. REIDER
Formerly Sine Drones download, 2011
http://www.vuzhmusic.com

Oh, they’re still drones, don’t you worry. The first piece, “59 Hz,” is 3:22 of what sounds like a ground hum. If you’re expecting the guitar to plug in and this humming sound to go away, well, that doesn’t happen. The noise is the star. And so on across the album. It’s minimalistic and easy to talk over. Sounding alternately mechanical and organic, somehow.
Ian C Stewart

C. Reider - Owning Extinctions, 2011

C. Reider - Owning Extinctions, 2011

C. REIDER
Owning Extinctions download, 2011
http://www.vuzhmusic.com

The other one is more like smooth peanut butter. This one is crunchy. Now I’m hungry for Jif. Track one, “Clathrate Gun Hypothesis,” sounds like an echoey underwater chamber, an alien life form beside some stalactites. Beside the white chickens. Oh wait, that’s “Underwater Plume,” I’m thinking of, which certainly does have a dewy vibe about it. “Apologies And Capitulations,” sounds like a spaced-out Skinny Puppy breakdown. Several rhythmic elements operating independently, with that tension in the middle. This one is prettified chaos.
Ian C Stewart

REVIEW: Auzel – “Old” — 2011

Auzel - Old

Auzel - Old


AUZEL
Old – download, 2011
www.vuzhmusic.com
14 shortish pieces. Micro, minimalistic. Lots of samples, surrounded by rustic, homemade vocal drones. “I Remember It More Now” is a couple of rhythmic, glitchy loops beset by noise-abuse. “The Maid And The Cook” is kooky and frenetic, using some seriously high frequencies amid piano and xylophone-type sounds. Like a lost piece by Skinner Box. “Incorrect Spell” continues similarly, maybe like one of the early Rasputina album interludes. “Too True” is an all-too-brief vocal piece that sounds like some lost record on 4AD that I wish I had heard before. Wow. “Herringbone” is a whispery, breathy, trippy, heavily-processed conversation. “She Turned Into The Dog” is just gorgeous ambience, sounds like an echoey cello or an e-bow with a bit of humming on top. This album is scary and weird. I like it very much. A mighty fine release.
Ian C Stewart

INTERVIEW: C. Reider of Vuzh Music

C. Reider

C. Reider

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
C. REIDER
of VUZH MUSIC,
interview by
Ian C Stewart

SO……DID YOU MISS AUTOreverse?
Yes. It was an important document of cassette culture.
I am embarrassed looking back on my own contributions, my review writing was generally pretty poor, and I was often unnecessarily harsh in my judgements (sorry all you hometapers), but excluding most of my writing it was a great ‘zine.
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NEWS: new Vuzh Music release – Auzel – “Old”

Auzel - Old

Auzel - Old

A new release by a new artist on Vuzh Music!

Auzel’s debut release is called “Old”. It is a diverse set of peculiar, tiny, composed vignettes that suggest contemporary avant-garde composition as much as freak-folk or hometaper weirdness.
keywords: weird, dreamy folk, female vocals, lo-fi

http://www.vuzhmusic.com/releases/auzel_old.html

NEWS: c. reider – Formerly Sine Drones – download


c. reider
Formerly Sine Drones
Beginning with the humble sine drone, in frequencies chosen at random (by asking Twitter friends to choose a number between zero and twenty-thousand!) I have created probably my most austere & minimalist compositions yet. The sine drones were treated using only equalization & dynamic effects to synthesize the seven complex drones featured on this twenty minute long experimental pure-electronics recording.
Free to download from the Modisti netlabel here:
http://modisti.com/11/?p=8711
Check out the rest of the Vuzh Ranch….
http://www.vuzhmusic.com