“Usaisamonster” (Used 3 times)
massdist on 08/01/2017 at 05:06PM
Hello! Over the next several months Mass Dist will be uploading it's entire catalog to the Free Music Archive! We're very excited and thankful to be doing this.
Every few days Mass Dist will drop another few records. Mass Dist existed from 1994 - 2012 and was the brain child of Colin Lagenus and Jonah Rapino.
To start, these first 5 Mass Dist records uploaded to the FMA comprise the output of the first year and a half of the USAISAMONSTER.
Usaisa prolifically genre hopped and tried everything and everyone at it's beginning.
These recordings feature Colin Langenus, Tom Hohmann, Adam Taber, Jeremy Harris, Sara Shapouri, Chris Uraney, Tony Spazziani, Raw Dawg, Vlad, and maybe more.
1 is noise jams.
Soul Jerker is art punk.
Weed Blood is stoner metal.
Trippy Yet Wholesome is folk rock.
5 is power violence.
Thanks for the time.
jason on 04/05/2013 at 10:30AM
Here's a classic from Olneyville Sound System. Like their namesake System—the inspirational former workplace of David Byrne that churns out hot weiners covered in a legendary meat sauce—OSS also specialize in a flavor that is distinct to the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence RI.
OSS make bass and drum music. Not to be confused with "drum 'n' bass." This is real raw bass sludge from Dan St. Jacques (Landed, Six Finger Satellite) and Adam Autry (Boredoms' Boadrum, Plate Techtonics). Their sound is akin to Lightning Bolt doing ESG, concise noise-funk with the experimental humor of Men's Recovery Project. "These Guys Don't Take Requests, They Don't Play Showtunes" comes from their '97 Load Records debut Because We're All In This Together, which featured "anti-blues" harmonica by Roma and maniacal vocals by Jon Von Ryan.
"Olneyville Sound System was very influential on Usaisamonster," Colin Langenus wrote in a post describing a recent collaboration Adam Autry. The Colin L Orchestra joins in on a rare OSS Brooklyn performance this Saturday at the Silent Barn. Providence's Russian Tsarlag, recent WFMU guests Source of Yellow, DJ Greg Fox, and a ventriloquist who goes by the name of Bernard Herman are also on the bill.
Feel free to request "These Guys Don't Take Requests" at an upcoming OSS show, but they'll be playing new material. Word is they have a new album tracked at Machines With Magnets. I got to see some of it live about a year ago and it is going to rule. We'll hear some when they swing by Talk's Cheap / WFMU on April 18th. For a deeper voyage into the history of OSS, check out On Safari, recorded live at Providence's defunct Safari Lounge.
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Northern-Spy_Records on 10/18/2011 at 05:02AM
Hey all. This is Colin L. (USAISAMONSTER, CSC Funk Band, Bullroarer, MassDist) and this is what I’m doing…
I’m working on my 2012 album entitled COL. That’s taking up most of my time. I’m thinking about it and working on it a lot. Its all getting planned in my head. And all the moves are getting made. I’m handing it off in December. Gonna take that long.
But I’m also making another album, more like a cassette, but neither. I’m gonna mix these out there outtakes and side jams and whatever new recorded gems. Weirder, maybe more noisy, less focused, not COL, looser, random, more, but just plain fun jams. Whatever I want. Having fun with our Tac board and our studio. Sorta a song a month, on the side. Sorta another record. Its all exciting to me.
NSPY is gonna release these jams digitally, systematically, and periodically on the internet for free and for ya’ll.
NSPY NOTE: CLICK "READ MORE" BELOW FOR NOTES ON EACH TRACK!