Monday, February 18, 2008
Hands To/Mental Anguish - Orange Is For Anguish, Blue For Insanity / Myasic (LP, Harsh Reality Music, Big Body Parts HR-BBP-01, 1988)
Hands To was the 80s project of Jeph Jerman, working with field recordings and electronics to create densely woven patterns. As such he released a whole bunch of tapes and some records. Many of the tapes are stilll available from him directly Jerman is still active to this day, but under his own name. Mental Anguish is still the project of Chris Phinney and it seems an odd combination here with his synth and drummachines (no vocals!), but in the days it was a normal meeting of two likeminded free artists.