Radiator Music (1969-1974)
Between 1969 and 1974, and released here for the first time, acclaimed self-taught artist Mark Beyer made an experimental album that almost no one has heard. Sounding as if pots, pans, pipes and radiators are being played like a piano, in actuality the reel-to-reel tape machine is the instrument. Speeding up and slowing down these tracks, Beyer spent years down this sonic rabbit hole, a hint to his future obsessive practice.
Mark Beyer began making drawings during the same period, releasing his first comic in 1975; the cover of this 12" LP also dates from this time. His narrative drawings have defined the doom generation, with Amy and Jordan one of the longest-running syndicated comic strips (1988-1996). Beyers animations appeared on MTVs Liquid Television, and he illustrated posters, t-shirts and covers for John Zorns classic album Spy vs. Spy. This album, what Beyer describes as so-called music, is filled with wild percussion, as though in the midst of falling apart. In these pieces is a missing part of the history of experimental music. Unheard until now.
Limited to 300 copies