Last week, the Los Angeles-based, New Zealand-bred improv duo of Andrew Scott and Helga Fassonaki graced my program with a donated disc of ultra-rarities and collaborations, both released and to-be released, though all in extremely limited editions. Métal Rouge's music lent an air of bright, feathery sophistication to what can often be our dark, dungeony Castle broadcasts. These pieces come from above, like psychedelic aerial attacks, and though there's lots of space, there's also a lot of percussive activity and general tonal collision. So enjoy, and be prepared to view the clouds from a different angle. Below is the entire disc for download and/or in-browser listening, including two tracks that did not air in the broadcast last Wednesday. This will also be available in short order on our Free Music Archive, where you can also visit the My Castle of Quiet curator page.
Individual track information below written by Andrew Scott.
Photo by Ged Gangras.
1. Métal Rouge – War Oasis 11:54
Will eventually be released as one side of a split 10” lathe cut record on the New Zealand label Root Don Lonie For Cash with one of Clayton Noone’s many projects. Will be in an edition of around 30. I’ll be shocked if any copies even make it out of New Zealand.
This is the trio formation of Métal Rouge: Andrew Scott, Helga Fassonaki and Caitlin Mitchell. From the recently released Ephemeroptera 5 CDr on Seymour Records.
4. Husere Grav with Métal Rouge – Untitled 6:02
Recently completed collaboration with San Antonio-based one-man black metal maven Husere Grav for one his forthcoming releases, which is I believe an album of collaborations.
5. Un Ciego – LA Softcore (side 2) 6:30
Un Ciego is Andrew from Métal Rouge solo. This is an alternate mix of the 2nd side of a forthcoming lathe cut 7” on New Zealands CMR imprint in an edition of 30.
6. Métal Rouge – Ceremonial Junk 21:34
From the 3” CDR of the same name released last year by Not Not Fun as part of their Neon Commune festival (and only for sale at the fest.)
These selections are shared by Métal Rouge and WFMU through a creative commons attribution-non commercial-no derivatives license.