horses & chariots 12"
SLACK EYED DRONE
B1: HORSES & CHARIOTS
& Produced by Ron Zakrin.
Recorded at the Beehive, Detroit.
©2002 ERSATZ AUDIO.
RELEASE DATE: OCT. 29, 2002 (EZ-021)
Spontaneity: Complicating Simplicity.
Audio is proud to deliver the long overdue initial 12" release from
Detroit's Goudron. First introduced on the Ersatz Audio compilation
"Misery Loves Company" earlier this year, Goudron now delivers a new
4 song EP of contrived impulses, moving thematically from the harsh
to the refined. The "Horses & Chariots" EP provokes contradictory moods,
a perfect reflection of twenty-first century living.
Goudron is Ron Zakrin, Detroit artist and musician. He is represented
by Detroit's acclaimed Cpop Gallery for his paintings, and now by the
edgy Ersatz Audio label for his music. Known to most Detroiters as Ghost200
(his preceding musical guise), Zakrin has been playing live since 1996.
Ghost200's first show was with Le CAR in Detroit. With his long live
show history to his credit, Goudron's first EP sounds more experienced
than most artists' initial release. Complex rhythms, made from machines
customized by Zakrin himself, seem to fall out effortlessly into unique
patterns, evenly complimenting the emotionally charged instrumental
tracks. "Horses & Chariots" comes complete with an original Zakrin designed
12" jacket. Goudron's dichotomous compositions, wavering between the
warm and the cruel, the calculated and the improvident, fit perfectly
askew in the lineage of Ersatz Audio.
new wave electro-punk from Detroit. Wicked, deceptively subtle stuff..."
for one of the best tracks on the Ersatz Misery
Loves Company comp... with angular synth lines and tuff-ass bass
beats, he's a welcome addition to the Ersatz family." -Vice
it breaks down, the people in the club are going to scream! This is
tight. I really love the bass line. If I had a set between 2 and 5 [am],
I'd probably drop this around 3."
-Felix Da Housecat / Remix Magazine
time to sit while the jackets are drying.