MV & EE
(child of microtones C.O.M. 44 2015)
sweet C.O.M. deluxe gatefold cd edition of our "ALPINE FREQUENCY" double LP jammer
released via feeding tube records. a COMmunal golden road zone out
colliding with the nu-clear duo exchange featuring prime buds P.G. Six
& Marc "spanish wolfman" Wolf from the TOWER RECORDINGS and bevy of
special guest heads: Pete Nolan (Spectre Folk/Magik Markers), Mike
"Muskox" Smith, Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra), Rafi Bookstaber
(Von Himmel, Mendocino), Paulie G (Von Himmel, Aswara), Carson
"smokehound" Arnold, Adam Langellotti (Sore Eros/Home Comfort), Chris
Livengood (Visitations/Video Nasties), Jeremy Earl (Woods, Meneguar,
High Lodge), Doc Dunn!
manufactured by hand in vermont with "tip on" sleeves mounted on custom heavy card jackets, hand bound with mini LP inner sleeve, stamping, quality bags, love, etc...
feel the music, feel
the gravitational pull. no one takes you there like MV & EE on Child Of Microtones, often copied -> never duplicated. quality jams since
1999 and before/after prehistoric future. don't be duped, ride pure
land. this is C.O.M. 44!
"Matt Valentine and Erika Elder have been cutting new synaptic
pathways through brainic underbrush since before most people became
capable of breathing air. That said, their albums (many of which are CDR
only issues on their own Child Of Microtones imprint) often have a
specific delirious blueprint, designed to shift only a certain batch of
molecules and/or air into forms that translate into music. Such is not
the case with Alpine Frequency. This lazily explorative 2LP set
was sewn into a whole from various tattered swathes of sound, pieced
together like the jeans Neil Young wore on the cover of After the Goldrush.
A Spectrasound production, AF includes appearances by a vast
array of MVEE enablers of all known periods — PG Six, Mick Flower, Rafi
Bookstaber, Jeremy Earl, Doc Dunn, Spanish Wolfman, and many others
emerge from time to time, making sure the water is just right.
And it is. Like a very good Dead set, the music here moves from overtly
abstraction to melodic focus and back like the tracking shots Monte
Hellman used in the film version of Charles Willeford’s Cockfighter. But
unlike the Allman Bros. (who were extras in the crowd scenes at
Hellman’s staged cock fights), MV&EE don’t do anything to placate
the squares. Their trip is as deep, dark and flowing as a bushel of
burning VT weed. Their music sucks you into its vortex (if it allows
you in, of course) and then just carries your ass right through to the
finish line. All you have to do is get up now and then to change the
This here outfit (in all its many guises) has put out a lot of great music, but Alpine Frequency
feels like a real achievement — a shorthand essay about all that has
gone before it. A beautiful capsulization, ready to float onto your
ear’s tongue, to melt once and for all. Dig it."
-Byron Coley 2015
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