Charlie McAlister & Eric Ostrowski - "The Year of Suspended Sap..."
Charlie McAlister & Eric Ostrowski
"The Year of Suspended Sap: another look at the portions the world forgot"
The audio anomaly of "The Year of Suspended Sap" pairs the charismatic, hilarious, and sometimes disturbing spoken word of sub-underground home recording luminary Charlie McAlister with the electro-acoustic violin scree & electronics of Eric Ostrowski (who was 1/2 of the legendary Northwest improv-noise duo Noggin from 1993-2006). Although both artists are known throughout the American cassette underground for their adventurous and sometimes difficult work, this collaboration took them into uncharted territory. A beautiful document from two uncompromising musicians that stands as a one-off collaboration which stands the test of time! Sadly, McAlister passed away in 2018 and is deeply missed. This release is being issued with the approval of Charlie's family and the Spew Geyser archival team. Originally released as a CD-r in 2008 on the now defunct Friends & Relatives record label, PHYSICAL is now offering this reissue as a professionally dubbed and printed cassette in an edition of 100 copies. Digital download code included!
TRT: 20 mins