Cryptomnesia by Mallory Sanger (Brooklyn, New York) *
It’s been a long road for multifaceted producer Adam Pruss. His career was introduced with the Four Tet-esque Reaganomics, a piece of electronic beauty that sat comfortably on dissonant loops that kept up an inhuman sprint. His following body of work, under the name Flowers for Reagan, was easily some of the most absurd and interesting audio work being done at the time. Among the DIY, Pruss was known (by most) as completely unlistenable but rewards were in store for the few who would stand and tollerate the insanity- it seems that the faith was well deserved. Now, writing under the name Mallory Sanger, Pruss is onto his second EP, Cryptomnesia. And with a new name, the procuer/musician has been reborn.
Mallory Sanger takes everything that Flowers for Reagan was, the experimentation, the power, and transforms it with radio sensibilities for the better. Believe me when I say that he was really out there before. Throwing guest vocalists into the mix, Pruss himself is no longer burdened by singing each melody, he is able to utilize his own timbre when needed while letting other talented individuals add to the mix. Cryptomnesia is a pinacle achievement. It is a rare unshackling of talent that represents years of exploration. Enjoy. [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
Keeping it simple this week, here is a recap of everything that has gone up on Free Music Archive since we started working with them a few months ago. The list is fascinating to look at, and gave me a chance to reflect on The Snake Records as an entity, what it is, and what it could be. I have talked a lot about technology and how it has changed the rules of the industry forever, as have we all, but every time a new post goes up on FMA, the validation in reality of the matter is proven. Time and time again now, I have seen artists get staggering responses to their singles, responses I know my appreciation would not have been lost for back when I was performing in bands, check out the numbers…
Looking at the statistics from FMA, I am proud to say that no track posted has received less then 850 listens, and the most played track has received a whopping 7,506 listens, since it was posted on August 22nd, only 2 months ago (that’s over 100 a day for those of you who are counting, and you know I am). Only 9 of the 46 artists from The Snake have been posted thus far, and I would be surprised to find out that you aren’t as excited as I am, to see the future response to our FMA presence. Now I have to take a moment to thank Jason, the FMA administrator whom invited me to this highly regarded group of music industry pioneers, the reason I am writing this today, it truly is an honor to walk among this crowd, you have my eternal gratitude. On that note, without further ado, the snake presents ‘the FMA list‘. @TheSnakeRecords
ps. all the tracks are free
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Hello, Violence by Mallory Sanger (Brooklyn, New York) *
Hello, Violence is perhaps the most transformative, definitive version of experimental electronic producer, Adam Pruss. Operating with outside influence as Flowers for Reagan and on the solo as Mallory Sanger, the audio artist has run his audience thin with records that exemplify a process more than a consumable result. Right from the jump the listener recognizes a pop coherence that remained mysteriously avoided in the past. For the very first time we hear guitars, actual guitars, uninterrupted beautiful guitar tones. Pruss might not impress you with the entirety of his bag of tricks, a quality deeply felt in previous recordings, but it’s this exchange for quality that makes Hello, Violence a celebration worthy birth; leaving everything that’s come before dubbed brainstorm. [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
‘Spinal Fluid’ by Mallory Sanger (December 1, 2011) *
For those who don’t know, Mallory Sanger is the offspring of the pregnant monster, Flowers for Reagan. Mallory is more comprehendible, but of course, cannot escape genetics. With the same sort of psychotic take on “what music is“, ‘Spinal Fluid’ almost feels like the reluctant compromise needed for the general mass approval. This clash, this war, is an essential part of our current music culture.
‘Sangerfly’ by Mallory Sanger (November 17, 2011) *
The devilish sounding ‘Sangerfly’ introduces us to the freshest Adam Pruss brainchild. More pop than ever before, Mallory Sanger takes an aggressively spiraled aesthetic and applies it to a traditional composition, with a driving beat to move the whole thing along.