Sunday, January 1, 2012

Toning Paranormal Romance c42 (Skell 009)

Cody Brant is the man behind Toning. After outstanding releases on labels like the late great Stunned Records and Eggy, he brings his soundworld over to the East Coast with this release on Skell. Paranormal Romance finds Brant continuing to tinker with miniature musical forms, preferring distilled and focused pieces to sprawling side-long jams. Guitars and synths make most of the sounds, but it is Brant's imaginative treatment of these instruments that separates him from the ranks of the arpeggio-istas that litter the current synth scene. He is scheduled to be touring in the spring of 2012 with synth pioneer JD Emmanuel.

Pro-dubbed, color covers, a gift of peace to those who need it, a gift of bliss to those who don't. Edition of 50, image manipulations by Julie Watts. $6. SOLD OUT, check Tomentosa or Flipped Out for copies.