Shawn Greenlee gets physical with his power electronics. He is a founding member of Landed, and usually goes under the alias Pleasurehorse for his solo work. Pleasurehorse started out remixing Providence acts like Les Savy Fav and Dropdead. He allegedly used to open shows with improvised auditory dissections of the
other acts on the bill. More recently, Greenlee jabs pens against a graphics tablet to trigger audio. He's programmed the setup to react in ways that are just beyond his physical control, and the system seems to fight back, sending a shock through his body that accompanies each auditory gesture.
Greenlee recently started Iynges Recordings, which makes free hi-fi album downloads available under a Creative Commons license. His Katabasis releases are a series of dark, violent noisescapes. Imagine the otherwise soothing sounds of earth's forests and swamps as heard through the ears of a paranoid cyborg, where every bird call is converted to piercing silver static. (-via Jason Sigal at WFMU's Beware of the Blog)
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