We’ve got an extremely ripping new cassette available today for preorder and download, and it’s from a band that is brand new to TAHRC. HONEY CLOUD is a two-piece experimental and improvisational project, comprised of Skyler Marshall (LOW ORIOLE, HOSMER, PINK MISTER, BARA plus many more) and his friend Jayke Wedel, who also performed in HELLO MORNING with Marshall (HM was an incredible experimental supergroup that often had shifting lineups with Marshall being the common member). From the handful of HM performances that I was able to catch in 2015-2016, the chemistry and communication between Marshall and Wedel was super captivating to witness – and lucky for us all, they distilled another project out of their musical relationship, and they have small collection of live recordings and home recorded improvisations to offer up, clocking in at a whopping 98 minutes of music.
HONEY CLOUD is as diverse as they are unpredictable. These recordings share so many similarities with groups I have come to love like BOREDOMS and THE NECKS – groups whose music is strung together around the musicians ability to communicate and anticipate each other’s action. I am really pleased to see this short collection come to light – the music that HONEY CLOUD is making is wholly unique and really carefully and even masterfully executed at times. At a minimum, this album covers the spectrum of their performances and shows some of the depth of their collaborations. Worth picking up – there will be 50 copies of the cassette available through our ONLINE CATALOG, and you can click HERE to order a copy for yourself now. Many thanks to both Skyler and Jayke for allowing TAHRC to release their first offering. As always, feel free to download the entire cassette HERE, and you should stick around for a few and stream the whole jammer below: