Moments of surprising acoustic beauty bookend perplexing electronic sound pools, buzzing almost-punk, Germanic vocal narration... It is safe to say this is the weirdest thing ever to appear on this label.
SPARROW STEEPLE -- Steeple Two (RR//TT#51)
Just as Sir Isaac Newton postulated, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and Strapping Fieldhands fans will find familiar footing here. As for strangers to this weird realm, how about a Tommy Jay more enamored with Incredible String Band than with Lou Reed? Confused? We are too.
MORDECAI -- Abstract Recipe (RR//TT#52)
Recall, if you can, the moment when you recognized life for what it is: a low-key drag, but one interesting enough to wake up for each morning. Mordecai huddled up in Montana with an electric guitar & some drums & a bass and they put that moment on a record and it’s called Abstract Recipe.