If I could romanticize my teenage years in a soundtrack, these tracks would fit the bill nicely. It’s almost dawn and I’m waiting for the bus on a cold morning to get me to school, where everything is a mingling of teens in hallways and classrooms.
Favorite track: 6teen Cheers.
A mixtape companion volume to the recently released archival LP All The Mirrors In The House, this unique sound collage also revisits the formative years of HNIA in Livonia, Michigan. It veers away from ambient dream states and instead finds a mid-1980s Warren Defever holed up in his room riffing away for hours on end in a teenage trance, radio tuned to the local FM dial - chunks of legendary Detroit shows such as the Electrifying Mojo and well known pop hits bleed in and out of the static haze, interspersed with ecstatic guitar drift, Cramps covers, field recordings, 5 second blasts of disco-boogie, school yard chants and the kind of corruscating feedback you might find on a Wolf Eyes record.
A second volume in a planned trilogy of LPs exploring the His Name Is Alive archives will be released early next year.
released September 20, 2019
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS THE FULL RELEASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE - IF YOU PURCHASE THE DIGITAL VERSION YOU ARE ONLY PURCHASING THE 3 PREVIEW EDITS
Warren Michael Defever SUNSHIP an album that has neither song titles, vocals, melodies, beats or chord changes. One of the Detroit Metro Times top picks of the year File under New Age / Meditation His Name Is Alive
Shelley Salant, a completely original solo guitarist without parallel who creates swirling worlds of familiar feelings and moods. Recorded 11.11.11 and released 12.12.12 mixed by Warren Defever His Name Is Alive