Monday, 10 March 2014

SICK LLAMA


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"Nightly Melting"
Year:    2008
Country:    US
City:    Detroit , Michigan
Artist:    Heath Moerland
Label:    Troubleman Unlimited
Format:    EP
Edition:     300 copies
Tracks:    3
Time:    15 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Noise














In my music collectin, alongside from harsh noise to ambient, Heath Moerland is the finest "underground" star Detroit has ever produced, so naturally when I read about his earliest solo sonic endeavours as SICK LLAMA a few months back in some blogs, I was itching to hear him. Unfortunately it took me two years to get my hands on just one of these ultra abstract releases.  This is an excellent piece- 15 glorious minutes of SICK LLAMA's unique noise swooping, droning and occasionally yelping over a gorgeous quick-strummed two chord acoustic motif. Despite is too much short and not his best recording. Overall this is an interesting little release from the primitive SICK LLAMA
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SICK LLAMA + MSHIN
Year:    2011
Country:  US , Australia
Artist:    Heath Moerland and Luke Holland
Label:    Magik Crowbar
Format:    cassette
Edition:   100 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:     30
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Harsh Noise
















Two incredibly prolific noise artists join forces on this 2011 split. SICK LLAMA (aka Heath Moerland) dish out 15 minutes of churning harsh industrial sounds - imagine a soundtrack for a film documenting the end of The Robot Age, the metal parts tossed aside with the same casual disinterest that The Robots showed to our weak human emotions when they took over the planet. MSHING (aka Luke Holland) is a soundtrack too...a soundtrack to a film documenting bitter cold howling terror.
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