jeffrey alexander has a long, meandering career in the subterranean depths of the new weird america, where free/freak folk, post-rock, and experimental electronics intersect. from the iditarod (who quietly released a posthumous odds and ends compilation on morc last year) to his recent dire wolves project and his shepherding of the now defunct secret eye label, alexander has remained a stalwart practitioner on the outer fringes.
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roy montgomery grew up in christchurch new zealand; starting his first band, the pin group, who released the first single on the flying nun label in 1981. when the band broke up montgomery went to college where he dabbled in the theater while studying, developing an interest in soundtrack work that he would refine later in his career.
launched from the lower east side, manhattan, in 1983 as a subscription only bimonthly publication, the tellus cassette series took full advantage of the popular cassette medium to promote cutting-edge downtown music, documenting the new york scene and advancing experimental composers of the time – the first 2 issues being devoted to ny artists from the downtown no wave scene