Chris Piuma: Once Off
Once Off This is young, noisy, acoustic music. Certainly not for everyone, but those who like it seem to like it a lot. Very introverted and hermetic; a certain amount of banging and yelling. Churning stops and changes. A few oddly accentuated words. Very little in the way of normal song structure. Defiant and flailing, as always, although this time around the reasons for flailing are a bit more obscure, although a bit more primal. Not as resigned as some later flailing, but it was a long time ago.

The hand-made covers recreate the original (cassette-only!) packaging. Oo la la!

I don't think anyone will listen to this album and think, "Oh, this is so very 1994." And that is probably a good thing, no? Actually, now that I've listened to it again after having written that, I am not so sure that it's true. Hm. Well, you can decide. Let us know what you think.

"Black"
"Brown"
"White"
"Red"
"Orange"
"Periwinkle"
"Gold"
"Green"
"Yellow"
"Maroon"
28 minutes. July 1994.
SPR-004. $6.