Aaron Turner’s House of Low Culture Release First New Track In 4 Years – Part of 4-way Split on Accident Prone Records
Aaron Turner’s House of Low Culture has released the first recorded music from the project in 4 years as part of a 4-way split with Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, and EMS. You can listen to the track now (see Decibel debut)…..
“The only thing better than playing shows with friends and their friends is getting to make records with friends and their friends.” This sentiment from Andrea K (Caustic Touch, Vice Device) perfectly encapsulates the spirit behind this 4-way split from House of Low Culture, Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, and EMS available on Portland’s Accident Prone Records on December 15th 2017.
In early 2016, the artists on this record played together at Portland’s High Water Mark Lounge as Mamiffer (Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner), Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, and EMS. Throughout the months that followed, the artists grew closer, and continued to play together in a variety of configurations and acts. After regional dates opening for Sumac, Andrea K asked Aaron Turner if he would be interested in having any of his projects join Caustic Touch as part of a 4-way split that she and Gary Bahen (Accident Prone Records) had been envisioning. Aaron and Faith signed on as House of Low Culture, and immediately suggested frequent collaborator Daniel Menche join in. When the three got together to decide who would best round out the split, it was a quick, unanimous vote to ask Vern Avola (EMS, Elrond, ex-Prizehog). Despite having recorded separately, the tracks on this split flow together as though the album had been written and recorded as a collaboration. The result is a beautiful, haunting, and extraordinarily cohesive assemblage of experimental noise that stands as a testament to the friendship, respect, and artistic vision these five artists share.
All of the artists involved will be celebrating the release of the split with a show in Portland ORE on December 15th at Modular 8.