After four long years and endless faffing about in unproductive limboland, the irr. app. (ext.) / Blue Sabbath Black Cheer / The New Blockaders collaborative mash-up ‘DDTTNBX’ is finally pressed, printed and available for purchase here. As the other contributors should indicate, the descriptive term ‘mash-up’ has probably never been so appropriate: mashing, grinding, pulping, pummeling, excoriation and lambastery of all varieties are in spectacular abundance on this record — although not to the complete exclusion of intermittent moments of poignant reflection. For this collection, the original ‘DDTTNB’ track from BSBC has been drastically expanded (hence the ‘X’ added to the title: getit? hunh? getit?) with a lively irr/TNB collaboration, a creaky new irr. track, and a gigantic collision between irr/BSBC/TNB. A full hour of sonic abuse all told. All tracks have been mastered by your humble servant, and graphic wrappings have been concocted by someone uncannily similar. This release has promptly & graciously been rendered into material form by Phage Tapes.
Combo-package buttons for this album with either the irr./BSBC ‘Discordant Convergence’ CD (also released by Phage) or the two most recent irr. albums ‘I Made This…’ and ‘Matériaux Déplacés’ have been added at the bottom of the page for your shopping convenience.
The next two new irr. albums are still in progress, but it will probably be a while yet before they reach completion: I shifted them to the back burner when presented with the opportunity at long last to finish off ‘DDTTNBX’, and then decided to wrap up a few other overlong-lingering collaborations, like the second irr./Umpio album and and an art collaboration with Steven Stapleton. More news about these and other things will follow eventually, but I can tell you that one of the new irr. albums will be called ‘Voice Of The Tiktaalik (Or, In The Sunshine Of Your Lungs)’. The other one may or may not be called ‘Unfeasible Couplings’. And a 10″ release on Drone Records is now underway as well. Start saving your nickels.
The Paradoxosomatid throng & myself wish you all an enjoyable November.