Morsel "Noise Floor"
Recorded in 5 wintery February days and nights in early 1994, submerged in the
dark catacomb that is (was) Steve Albini's basement, fueled with enough
fresh brewed coffee to send even the laziest lullaby into hyperspeed. These tracks are Morsel in its raw form, recording mostly live, unedited with all bruises left untouched. No makeup, no ProTools, and I don't recall so much as a reverb unit in Steve's attic studio. I also don't recall Steve being very into it at the time, but we're told he "got it" months later.
These were the days of intense live performances and sound explorations bordering on what has been called "beauty dirt noise". You know what we mean. Kind of hurts but kind of feels good.
Released on Choke, Inc., Chicago, IL
(currently a distributor only)
Out of print, but recently re-released on Bandcamp.
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