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Lester Grovington // Holding Lines TAPE

Lester Grovington // Holding Lines TAPE

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The micro label flophouse in Michigan, USA has arrived.

This work is a cassette released by unidentified guitar drone writer Lester Grovington in February 2021 limited to 2 pieces..

Drums are also included, but the mix that extrudes the guitar drone all over is unique. DL code included.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Flophouse releases available at Tobira.

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Review by Matty McPherson from Tabs Out  podcast:

"Let's keep things brief, my water is about to boil, as Lester Grovington doesn't really do that. The Michigan-area sound finagler recently returned with a new C-30 on Flophouse entitled Holding Lines. Information is scant, but the tape's wicked hand-paper design and dubbing is enough to hold me from getting prickly over what I know and don't know.

For example, I don't know what pedals, whispers, or various other doo-dahs Mr. Grovington has acquired and reformatted into a vast soundscape of reverb stretching out to the horizon line. I just know that as soon as “Yessing” starts its buildup, I'm suddenly moonlighting as a storm chaser, heading straight towards a propulsive tornado knocking over all the drums and chimes. That it invokes the time I've spent with my CDs of the Constellation Records roster (circa 2000-2005) I could only yap “hip hip hooray!” Yet, by the time that opening track's uncanny energy spike has rested, I find myself back down on the water with “Augury Carousel.” It's a piece that soothes like steam from that sauna (that) It sounds realized on the spot, yet each echo or boom blast is too-well timed not to be planned. Can I be certain of that? Look, my water just boiled and I gotta flip to side B.

Alright, now I'm halfway through a Jasmine Pearl, and suddenly I've started to understand Grovington's mannerisms! Wait – oh no. “Experienced Rider” opens side B like a space pod coming out of its droning orbit. Moving in its space like a one-thousand-yard stare it prepares for a swift water landing, with each drum beat, tonal drone layer, and subliminal sound effect building its orbit into… an electrifying club-adjacent crescendo banger! Try mixing the back-half of this snack into your DJ mix! Levington closes with “Life's a Gas,” a salt-water sea dive that scans and transforms the whole tape into a chill-out zone that terraforms your body into its natural facsimile state. In fact, I don' t really know how I'm typing this!

So, from the heights of space to the fathomless depths of the oceans, Grovington has led me down a stupendous adventure. Somewhere between the four tracks and their drone-crashes and dance-crescendos, lies a pretty devious quickform journey that is well worthy of coppin'. "

Artist: Lester Grovington

Label: Flophouse

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The micro label flophouse in Michigan, USA has arrived.

This work is a cassette released by unidentified guitar drone writer Lester Grovington in February 2021 limited to 2 pieces..

Drums are also included, but the mix that extrudes the guitar drone all over is unique. DL code included.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Flophouse releases available at Tobira.

----------------------------

Review by Matty McPherson from Tabs Out  podcast:

"Let's keep things brief, my water is about to boil, as Lester Grovington doesn't really do that. The Michigan-area sound finagler recently returned with a new C-30 on Flophouse entitled Holding Lines. Information is scant, but the tape's wicked hand-paper design and dubbing is enough to hold me from getting prickly over what I know and don't know.

For example, I don't know what pedals, whispers, or various other doo-dahs Mr. Grovington has acquired and reformatted into a vast soundscape of reverb stretching out to the horizon line. I just know that as soon as “Yessing” starts its buildup, I'm suddenly moonlighting as a storm chaser, heading straight towards a propulsive tornado knocking over all the drums and chimes. That it invokes the time I've spent with my CDs of the Constellation Records roster (circa 2000-2005) I could only yap “hip hip hooray!” Yet, by the time that opening track's uncanny energy spike has rested, I find myself back down on the water with “Augury Carousel.” It's a piece that soothes like steam from that sauna (that) It sounds realized on the spot, yet each echo or boom blast is too-well timed not to be planned. Can I be certain of that? Look, my water just boiled and I gotta flip to side B.

Alright, now I'm halfway through a Jasmine Pearl, and suddenly I've started to understand Grovington's mannerisms! Wait – oh no. “Experienced Rider” opens side B like a space pod coming out of its droning orbit. Moving in its space like a one-thousand-yard stare it prepares for a swift water landing, with each drum beat, tonal drone layer, and subliminal sound effect building its orbit into… an electrifying club-adjacent crescendo banger! Try mixing the back-half of this snack into your DJ mix! Levington closes with “Life's a Gas,” a salt-water sea dive that scans and transforms the whole tape into a chill-out zone that terraforms your body into its natural facsimile state. In fact, I don' t really know how I'm typing this!

So, from the heights of space to the fathomless depths of the oceans, Grovington has led me down a stupendous adventure. Somewhere between the four tracks and their drone-crashes and dance-crescendos, lies a pretty devious quickform journey that is well worthy of coppin'. "

Artist: Lester Grovington

Label: Flophouse