Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
$4USD or more
Cassette + Digital Album
CHROME PLUS “CP-EXTRA” tape is the ultimate Type II audio tape designed for high-speed duplication. With uniform output from 20 to 20,000 Hz providing better tone balance, CP-Extra is the best choice for music recordings. CP-Extra is up to 4 decibels “hotter” than other chrome tapes.
Risograph printed cover designed by RTC.
Includes unlimited streaming of Residual Ugly
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Extreme extended techniques on electric bass, trumpet, and percussion intermarry with nasty homemade electronics and circuit-bent keyboards to re-define the boundaries of a kind of beauty that as yet has no name. Music can be avoided.
Djll and Heule got together to try out some ideas from a Nicolas Collins hardware hacking workshop, and invited Matt Chandler (of Burmese) to make sure it didn't get too quiet. It ended up sounding like the nastiest seconds of an electric Miles concert splintered off and expanded into their own band. Chandler named the band Beauty School after the Idea Fire Company album.
Constantly renegotiating instrumental roles and balance, Residual Ugly is one strategy fixed in time and memorialized at New, Improved Recording in Oakland.
released January 2, 2015
Matt Chandler: bass guitar
Tom Djll: electronics+trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion+electronics
recorded, mixed, & mastered by JFH
cover & design by RTC