This is another one sided LP, this time on John Wiese’s own Helicopter imprint & limited to 100 copies (presumably long sold out too). The LP is a collaboration between Dead Machines & sometimes Sunn O))) member John Wiese.
Edition of 100 copies LP from this consistently brain-bending collaboration, John and Tovah Olson with John Wiese. This is another fantastic, subtle low-level investigation of extreme avant garde form, with long passages of near-silence illuminated by clanks, beautiful technicolour drones, hovering death tones and the kind of wildly abstruse art praxis of the best of the Alga Marghen catalogue. Another peerless release from this great hook-up that seems to inspire the best form from alla the participants. Highly recommended.
Dead Machines & John Wiese – General Assurance [2008, Helicopter]
Another release on Tovah Olson’s own Tovinator label released at the same time as the Tovahaunted LP. You now who Dead Machines are by now so here’s John Olson’s description of the LP at the time it was released..
“Waaaayyyy black in 2002 the Olson-ORourke duo jetted over the pond to meet Dylan and Karen in Brighton, hang for big Ds birthday, soak in the craggy UK atmosphere. Crazed Dylan held a weird show somewhere in London, at the KFDMs dude club, with strange painted walls and a movable stage. Young traveler Big Js eq blew up right before the gig, so DM had to share one electronic set-up and reeds, etc. Was a truly strange night, some punter kept yelling something at us, you can hear it on the record, but cant tell what hes yellin – but it doesnt sound like a wish of good luck. Milch Grande and Dylan also played and I think that [sic] Goldie jammed as well.Heres the DM set, an odd one for sure. Playable at any speed, color vinyl, edition of 200 with a live photo from the gig.”
Dead Machines – London Dungeon [2008, Tovinator]