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BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY! (7/21/14)
LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR Handbook For Mortals LP (Siltbreeze - 2013)
One of our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS IN 2013✩
This record demands encore engagements. Utterly gorgeous, with each piece unravelling like a slow motion ballet. These are the days of our lives: operatic, yet fleeting and forever haunted. You must.
According to Dan Melchior, Letha could use your help these days as she’s working through some difficult times,so please: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-
Handbook For Mortals via midheaven
Letha: "When I lived in Chinatown on Canal Street in New York, I loved to lay in bed and listen to the vendors shouting, blending with the heavy traffic and tiny wind chimes; I would pretend I was someplace else, somewhere I didn’t know. I love that feeling. I  became interested in field recording after hearing Salmon Run by Graham Lambkin, and had found a website called The Quiet American. I began piecing my tracks together under the name Tretetam, and was influenced by Lambkin, Marcel Türkowsky, Emiliano Maggi, Moondog, Maya Deren’s films and more recently Aaron Dilloway’s Modern Jester and Ryan Martin’s York Factory Complaint / DeTrop. I also must say my husband Dan Melchior has been my musical hero since I met him in 1999.”



https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY! (7/21/14)
LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR Handbook For Mortals LP (Siltbreeze - 2013)
One of our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS IN 2013✩
This record demands encore engagements. Utterly gorgeous, with each piece unravelling like a slow motion ballet. These are the days of our lives: operatic, yet fleeting and forever haunted. You must.
According to Dan Melchior, Letha could use your help these days as she’s working through some difficult times,so please: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-
Handbook For Mortals via midheaven
Letha: "When I lived in Chinatown on Canal Street in New York, I loved to lay in bed and listen to the vendors shouting, blending with the heavy traffic and tiny wind chimes; I would pretend I was someplace else, somewhere I didn’t know. I love that feeling. I  became interested in field recording after hearing Salmon Run by Graham Lambkin, and had found a website called The Quiet American. I began piecing my tracks together under the name Tretetam, and was influenced by Lambkin, Marcel Türkowsky, Emiliano Maggi, Moondog, Maya Deren’s films and more recently Aaron Dilloway’s Modern Jester and Ryan Martin’s York Factory Complaint / DeTrop. I also must say my husband Dan Melchior has been my musical hero since I met him in 1999.”



https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY! (7/21/14)
LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR Handbook For Mortals LP (Siltbreeze - 2013)
One of our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS IN 2013✩
This record demands encore engagements. Utterly gorgeous, with each piece unravelling like a slow motion ballet. These are the days of our lives: operatic, yet fleeting and forever haunted. You must.
According to Dan Melchior, Letha could use your help these days as she’s working through some difficult times,so please: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-
Handbook For Mortals via midheaven
Letha: "When I lived in Chinatown on Canal Street in New York, I loved to lay in bed and listen to the vendors shouting, blending with the heavy traffic and tiny wind chimes; I would pretend I was someplace else, somewhere I didn’t know. I love that feeling. I  became interested in field recording after hearing Salmon Run by Graham Lambkin, and had found a website called The Quiet American. I began piecing my tracks together under the name Tretetam, and was influenced by Lambkin, Marcel Türkowsky, Emiliano Maggi, Moondog, Maya Deren’s films and more recently Aaron Dilloway’s Modern Jester and Ryan Martin’s York Factory Complaint / DeTrop. I also must say my husband Dan Melchior has been my musical hero since I met him in 1999.”

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qny4/help-letha-rodman-melchior-conquer-cancer-

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY! (7/21/14)

LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR Handbook For Mortals LP (Siltbreeze - 2013)

  • This record demands encore engagements. Utterly gorgeous, with each piece unravelling like a slow motion ballet. These are the days of our lives: operatic, yet fleeting and forever haunted. You must.
  • Letha: "When I lived in Chinatown on Canal Street in New York, I loved to lay in bed and listen to the vendors shouting, blending with the heavy traffic and tiny wind chimes; I would pretend I was someplace else, somewhere I didn’t know. I love that feeling. I  became interested in field recording after hearing Salmon Run by Graham Lambkin, and had found a website called The Quiet American. I began piecing my tracks together under the name Tretetam, and was influenced by Lambkin, Marcel Türkowsky, Emiliano Maggi, Moondog, Maya Deren’s films and more recently Aaron Dilloway’s Modern Jester and Ryan Martin’s York Factory Complaint / DeTrop. I also must say my husband Dan Melchior has been my musical hero since I met him in 1999.”

"…put these brotherly lovers on the top American craftsmen list because they’re hitting all the right smokestorm buttons, right now."
SUPERDOPE #5 1992 (no page #) 
MONKEY 101 review by Jay Hinman, Editor
Jay may have written this ode to Monkey 101 22 years ago, but the "right now" part applies today, cuz they just posted their unreleased 1993 LP  + the Silbreeze and Papa Popov 7”!
$7 gets you the whole shebang known as Rusts, Smut and Heart Rot at bandcamp. Welcome back.   
Monkey 101 at Facebook
Monkey 101 have a website, which includes this 2013 “interview”…

"We met up with Paul and Bob outside the Philadelphia Record Exchange last August. Here’s what they had to say.
Tom Leader: You guys seem like some kind of enigma. Do you still play music?Paul: Yes, I’ve been playing with my band Chino for the last ten years or so.Bob: I have also.TL: What do you think of the current music scene?Bob: A bit like Manchester, England here.Paul: I really like …TL: Do you guys have an idea if you’ll be getting back together again soon?Paul: Yes.Bob: I would rather play than pay today.TL: Do you have much contact with any of the bands that were around when you were playing?Paul: I don’t talk to Sonic Youth that much anymore, you know the breakup, but I still am in contact with Norman Greenbaum.Bob: We still talk to Ashtray.TL: What was the last time you guys got together to write a song?Paul: During the Fairport Convention era.Bob: At least a couple of minutes ago.
The sky was beginning to set on South Street so we shook hands and talked to Jose.”  "…put these brotherly lovers on the top American craftsmen list because they’re hitting all the right smokestorm buttons, right now."
SUPERDOPE #5 1992 (no page #) 
MONKEY 101 review by Jay Hinman, Editor
Jay may have written this ode to Monkey 101 22 years ago, but the "right now" part applies today, cuz they just posted their unreleased 1993 LP  + the Silbreeze and Papa Popov 7”!
$7 gets you the whole shebang known as Rusts, Smut and Heart Rot at bandcamp. Welcome back.   
Monkey 101 at Facebook
Monkey 101 have a website, which includes this 2013 “interview”…

"We met up with Paul and Bob outside the Philadelphia Record Exchange last August. Here’s what they had to say.
Tom Leader: You guys seem like some kind of enigma. Do you still play music?Paul: Yes, I’ve been playing with my band Chino for the last ten years or so.Bob: I have also.TL: What do you think of the current music scene?Bob: A bit like Manchester, England here.Paul: I really like …TL: Do you guys have an idea if you’ll be getting back together again soon?Paul: Yes.Bob: I would rather play than pay today.TL: Do you have much contact with any of the bands that were around when you were playing?Paul: I don’t talk to Sonic Youth that much anymore, you know the breakup, but I still am in contact with Norman Greenbaum.Bob: We still talk to Ashtray.TL: What was the last time you guys got together to write a song?Paul: During the Fairport Convention era.Bob: At least a couple of minutes ago.
The sky was beginning to set on South Street so we shook hands and talked to Jose.” 

"…put these brotherly lovers on the top American craftsmen list because they’re hitting all the right smokestorm buttons, right now."

SUPERDOPE #5 1992 (no page #) 

MONKEY 101 review by Jay Hinman, Editor

  • Jay may have written this ode to Monkey 101 22 years ago, but the "right now" part applies today, cuz they just posted their unreleased 1993 LP  + the Silbreeze and Papa Popov 7”!

"We met up with Paul and Bob outside the Philadelphia Record Exchange last August. Here’s what they had to say.

Tom Leader: You guys seem like some kind of enigma. Do you still play music?
Paul: Yes, I’ve been playing with my band Chino for the last ten years or so.
Bob: I have also.
TL: What do you think of the current music scene?
Bob: A bit like Manchester, England here.
Paul: I really like …
TL: Do you guys have an idea if you’ll be getting back together again soon?
Paul: Yes.
Bob: I would rather play than pay today.
TL: Do you have much contact with any of the bands that were around when you were playing?
Paul: I don’t talk to Sonic Youth that much anymore, you know the breakup, but I still am in contact with Norman Greenbaum.
Bob: We still talk to Ashtray.
TL: What was the last time you guys got together to write a song?
Paul: During the Fairport Convention era.
Bob: At least a couple of minutes ago.

The sky was beginning to set on South Street so we shook hands and talked to Jose.” 

"…a real super sloshed stomp & guitar whail & when the singer screams "DRINK UP SHRINERS!!!" well, how can you not comply?"
Siltbreeze #7 (1989)  TOM LAX,  Person Who Did Editor Things
SURGERY review by Siltbreeze team
Here’s Surgery  on the cover of DAGGER #12  Spring 1990
Somebody named Sam committed a pretty good and heartfelt tribute to the band over at defunct blog called  Surgery (the band, not the hospital thing): a personal history…
“In 2012, AmRep rockers Surgery are long gone. No retrospective box set, no articles about their place in and influence on the post-hardcore scene, not even a proper live recording of any of their songs. This is a shame…Surgery dropped my jaw back in the early 90s. An excellent blend of rock, noise, punk, and smarm, they had just the right concoction to go straight to my little black heart. A four-piece with the same line-up for their entire recorded career, they went from Syracuse to the unknown zone of Lower East Side NYC to a major-label deal that unleashed one album on the world before singer/guitarist Sean McDonnell died in 1995.”
Continuing: ”And here we are… Another awesome, important band is relegated to the tiniest margins of underground culture, and people continue to get up and go to work every day without knowing or caring. Such is the way of the world.”

"…a real super sloshed stomp & guitar whail & when the singer screams "DRINK UP SHRINERS!!!" well, how can you not comply?"
Siltbreeze #7 (1989)  TOM LAX,  Person Who Did Editor Things
SURGERY review by Siltbreeze team
Here’s Surgery  on the cover of DAGGER #12  Spring 1990
Somebody named Sam committed a pretty good and heartfelt tribute to the band over at defunct blog called  Surgery (the band, not the hospital thing): a personal history…
“In 2012, AmRep rockers Surgery are long gone. No retrospective box set, no articles about their place in and influence on the post-hardcore scene, not even a proper live recording of any of their songs. This is a shame…Surgery dropped my jaw back in the early 90s. An excellent blend of rock, noise, punk, and smarm, they had just the right concoction to go straight to my little black heart. A four-piece with the same line-up for their entire recorded career, they went from Syracuse to the unknown zone of Lower East Side NYC to a major-label deal that unleashed one album on the world before singer/guitarist Sean McDonnell died in 1995.”
Continuing: ”And here we are… Another awesome, important band is relegated to the tiniest margins of underground culture, and people continue to get up and go to work every day without knowing or caring. Such is the way of the world.”

"…a real super sloshed stomp & guitar whail & when the singer screams "DRINK UP SHRINERS!!!" well, how can you not comply?"

Siltbreeze #7 (1989)  TOM LAX,  Person Who Did Editor Things

SURGERY review by Siltbreeze team

  • In 2012, AmRep rockers Surgery are long gone. No retrospective box set, no articles about their place in and influence on the post-hardcore scene, not even a proper live recording of any of their songs. This is a shame…Surgery dropped my jaw back in the early 90s. An excellent blend of rock, noise, punk, and smarm, they had just the right concoction to go straight to my little black heart. A four-piece with the same line-up for their entire recorded career, they went from Syracuse to the unknown zone of Lower East Side NYC to a major-label deal that unleashed one album on the world before singer/guitarist Sean McDonnell died in 1995.”
  • Continuing: ”And here we are… Another awesome, important band is relegated to the tiniest margins of underground culture, and people continue to get up and go to work every day without knowing or caring. Such is the way of the world.”

"It’s the kiwi tusk-tapping drone approximations of ‘Toujours L’Amour’ that hold our attention, no matter what’s wrong with our unders and how many thousands of people know about it." 
We do not understand why the reviewer is talking about Greg Freeman’s underwear, even after reading the preceding paragraphs.
BANANAFISH [blue cover] 1991 (no page #) SEYMOUR GLASS, Editor
DEAD C/laundromat review by "NIGEL BERGER" aka SEYMOUR GLASS (or one of his minions) "It’s the kiwi tusk-tapping drone approximations of ‘Toujours L’Amour’ that hold our attention, no matter what’s wrong with our unders and how many thousands of people know about it." 
We do not understand why the reviewer is talking about Greg Freeman’s underwear, even after reading the preceding paragraphs.
BANANAFISH [blue cover] 1991 (no page #) SEYMOUR GLASS, Editor
DEAD C/laundromat review by "NIGEL BERGER" aka SEYMOUR GLASS (or one of his minions)

"It’s the kiwi tusk-tapping drone approximations of ‘Toujours L’Amour’ that hold our attention, no matter what’s wrong with our unders and how many thousands of people know about it." 

We do not understand why the reviewer is talking about Greg Freeman’s underwear, even after reading the preceding paragraphs.

BANANAFISH [blue cover] 1991 (no page #) SEYMOUR GLASS, Editor

DEAD C/laundromat review by "NIGEL BERGER" aka SEYMOUR GLASS (or one of his minions)

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JOHNNY NOISE (Siltbreeze - 2014)
We say: "Serendipitously, the new Johnny Noise LP (former Los Llamarada) may be the closest thing to the NZ Ziggy Stardust Band ever heard by Fuckin’ Record Reviews! Utterly harrowing.”https://www.midheaven.com/item/the-day-is-coming-by-johnny-noise-lp 

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We say: "Serendipitously, the new Johnny Noise LP (former Los Llamarada) may be the closest thing to the NZ Ziggy Stardust Band ever heard by Fuckin’ Record Reviews! Utterly harrowing.”

https://www.midheaven.com/item/the-day-is-coming-by-johnny-noise-lp
 

"…great skewered naif pop from the Teen Beat label."
SILTBREEZE 8 1990 (no page #) Tom Lax, Editor
SEXUAL MILKSHAKE review by Siltbreeze Team "…great skewered naif pop from the Teen Beat label."
SILTBREEZE 8 1990 (no page #) Tom Lax, Editor
SEXUAL MILKSHAKE review by Siltbreeze Team "…great skewered naif pop from the Teen Beat label."
SILTBREEZE 8 1990 (no page #) Tom Lax, Editor
SEXUAL MILKSHAKE review by Siltbreeze Team

"…great skewered naif pop from the Teen Beat label."

SILTBREEZE 8 1990 (no page #) Tom Lax, Editor

SEXUAL MILKSHAKE review by Siltbreeze Team

"…while it’s a great & wide open space, I can assure you, you’ll never see kickball or candy concessions."

SUPERDOPE #5 1992(no page #) Jay Hinman, Editor

FLAHERTY/COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/DOWNS review by SUPERDOPE contributor TOM LAX

"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 
SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team
God damn we love the Terminals.
Pix totally swiped from discogs. 
The Siltbreeze Team’s review of Sebadoh’s Asshole 7” on Vertical is here.
"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 
SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team
God damn we love the Terminals.
Pix totally swiped from discogs. 
The Siltbreeze Team’s review of Sebadoh’s Asshole 7” on Vertical is here.
"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 
SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team
God damn we love the Terminals.
Pix totally swiped from discogs. 
The Siltbreeze Team’s review of Sebadoh’s Asshole 7” on Vertical is here.
"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 
SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team
God damn we love the Terminals.
Pix totally swiped from discogs. 
The Siltbreeze Team’s review of Sebadoh’s Asshole 7” on Vertical is here.
"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 
SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor
TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team
God damn we love the Terminals.
Pix totally swiped from discogs. 
The Siltbreeze Team’s review of Sebadoh’s Asshole 7” on Vertical is here.

"…just the kind of ‘mess’ I know you’ll want to go out and DIE for" 

SILTBREEZE 81990 (no page #)  Tom Lax, Editor

TERMINALS review by Siltbreeze Team

  • God damn we love the Terminals.