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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Latitude/Longitude release 7" single with free103point9


Two new songs from electro-acoustic duo Latitude/Longitude (Michael Garofalo and Patrick McCarthy) are out now as part of free103point9’s Audio Dispatch Series.

On the A-Side, "Solar Filters," banjo and tenor guitar introduce the melody, which is picked up and echoed throughout by melodica. McCarthy’s mystic-cowboy vocals are sung through a contactmic’d banjo head, the strings, tuned to the notes of the song’s minimalist melody, resonating with each syllable. A stomping drum loop drives the song towards its climax of analog synthesizers and shortwave radio static (not sampled, but recorded as a performance, by tuning a radio while wandering around the studio).

The more textural B-side, "Mother Evening," features “found” lyrics taken from various random-text, spam emails. Pedal steel guitar creates a swarm-of-insects anxiety while prepared electric guitar weaves in and out of the vocal line and thumping floor tom.

Record release show with Zeke Healey and Brian Osborne Jan. 9 at Zebulon Cafe in Brooklyn, streamed live via Zebulon and free103point9 Online Radio. Michael Garofalo and Patrick McCarthy perform as Latitude/Longitude with diverse sonic materials: test oscillators, homemade cassette tapes and field recordings, radio transmissions (FM/AM/SW/CB), and toy electronics (broken and functional), as well as more traditional instruments, such as pedal steel guitar, banjo, mbira, and voice. "Solar Filters" and "Mother Evening" are featured on the single (free103point9 Audio Dispatch 031).

More information:
http://www.free103point9.org/dispatchseries/

If you're in New York, you can also pick up a copy at one of their upcoming shows:

1.9.08: L/L Record Release Show, Zebulon (w/Brian Osbourne, Zeke Healy). This show will be streamed live on free103point9 Online Radio.

1.25.08: The Knitting Factory's Old Office (w/The Dust Dive, H*E*R)

2.1.08: Eat Records (w/The Dust Dive). This show will be streamed live on free103point9 Online Radio.

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