The beat and the rhythm, the pulse, the living sound running through you, the beat and the rhythm, the living inside you, running through your veins, the energy of life, the movement in the moment, the beat and the rhythm, it is happening, now, history dancing with you, you are the history, you are the event, the beat and the rhythm.
(Thee) Open Sex Music comes from a decade-long practice of reductive composition and improvisation. The group has encompassed over 20 artists lurking around punk and experimental music circles, interchangeably shifting from minimal tape purr, Hypnotist Beat, and proto-punk textures.
The most consistent participants, guitarist and sound tech John Dawson (Magnetic South Recordings) and percussionist Tyler Damon (Damon/Dorji Duo, Circuit des Yeux), anchor the two side-long pieces on "White Horses" with their evolving language of repetitive form. They are joined by Ben Lumsdaine (Call and Response House Band, Spissy), Mark Tester and Landon Caldwell (both of Creeping Pink and Burnt Ones) whose electronic pianos hover overhead and dissipate into colored vapor.
released September 7, 2018
Recorded and Mixed by Cooper Crain (Jamdek, Chicago)
Mastered by Mikey Young (Melbourne, AU)
supported by 8 fans who also own “THEE OPEN SEX "White Horses"”
I can't put into words how it feels to listen to this album. The sensation of increasing anxiety and dread throughout the stages is unique. It makes me want to keep listening and theorizing about what's happening in the songs, especially in the post-awareness stages. D0DGAMES