Phosphenes & Dissonance is a collection of work spanning nearly
the entire Sunken Cheek timeline. In 2011 a one-page zine was written to
be distributed at the 2011 ACHC Fest in Syracuse, NY as per the
festival's tradition for admission. The following year the words were
put to music in three parts, recorded and released as a limited CDr with
copies of the zine. Crude, early dabblings with industrial PE served as
the conduit. More missives were written between 2012-2017 whenever the
timing has seemed appropriate.
The most recent missive "Historic Betrayals" was written as a
lyrical/visual companion to the live performance composed for spring
Sunken Cheek performances. It was distributed at the events and the
audio work was then recorded to be presented here. A 16 minute movement
of tape manipulation and myriad field recordings. While there is much
growth displayed compared to it's A-side, the tape demonstrates the full
scope and intention of Sunken Cheek's sonic paranoia. The writing
unveils the dreams and occurrences themselves while the cassette serves
as a contextual companion, akin to musical accompaniment.
This collection is 6 years' worth of recurring dreams and cyclical
events. This is the last time these zines will be reprinted or these
songs will be released.
Guilt and vengeance.
Echoes and deja vu.
Nightmares and premonitions.
Phosphenes & Dissonance.
presented in a VHS case: a c34 cassette housed inside a soft
poly-norelco and 4x one-page zines (three 8 1/2 x 11 and one 8 1/2 x 14)
in a printed and wax-sealed envelope. Full wrap-around cover and liner
The year starts strong with a weekend alongside Faith Void.
Friday, January 20th : Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Flesh Trade, Sparklebomb, Muff, Slit Throats
Saturday, January 21st : Pittsburgh, PA @ The Tub w/ Angel Dust, Autumn Pool
Sunday, January 22nd : Rochester, NY @ Meddlesome Lab w/ Martin Freeman, Joe Clark, Licker
and in February-
Wednesday, February 1st : Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore's - Limited Resources 2 w/ Tamio Shiraishi, Moore/Cummins-Drummer, Chris LiButti
Friday, February 24th : Ithaca, NY @ Chanticleer - collaboration set with Bubba Crumrine and VII Caso w/ Escuela, Human Overdose, Black Table, Bleak
In support of this release, SC will be playing the following dates this fall:
**October 27th : Syracuse, NY @ The Spark w/ Faith Void, No Intention **October 28th : New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos w/ Orgonon Pit, Radiator Greys, Bastet, Pure Matrix, Conduit, Soren, Kyle Keays, Express (KHF+Kudo)
**October 29th : Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/ V. Sinclair November 10th : Cleveland, OH @ Maple Lanes w/ Collapsed Arc, Limbs Bin, Dicpic November 11th : Cincinnati, OH @ Rake's End w/ Gene Pick, Network Glass, Slow Tongued Beauty, Ground Water Mafia, Will Fosters Band, Bludstone
**dates with Kjostad and Plagues
Some reviews for the recent "From Behind" flexi on Soft Exit have been posted: