MICHAEL YONKERS – Circling the Drain LP NN003
An eight-song LP of solo, modified guitar improvisations picked from tapes representing a larger body of Yonkers works recorded on a severely altered Steinberger knockoff guitar. The music was recorded on a high-speed four-channel cassette machine and further manipulated during mastering. This is the ‘noise’ record that lucky regional Yonkers aficionados had been clamoring for during a period of infrequent, brain-scrambling, all-instrumental performances that have sadly ended due to ongoing health concerns. Vinyl-only edition of 303 numbered copies in a gorgeous, four-color hand-screened jacket by Minneapolis artist and printer Dan Black; a few stray copies wrestled away from a certain hoarder/weirdo of some notoriety.