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Open Yr. Mouth N Release Yr. Soul (2009)

44.1 Minutes. Much improvised guitar and instrumentation, each successive layer generally building off the one prior, with sloppy attempts at cohesion. 10 minute (midi)organ drones and bass feedback. Nihilistic sounding acoustic jams with badly prepared guitar, bongos... and cowbell, more sloppiness. One-take, monotone toy keyboard drone ons and drum machine explorations. A collaborative jam that eventually devolves into more solo textural wanking. Purely digital single mindedness and self indulgence. Pink artwork.

Ormia (2010)

Crickets... 3 mostly-ambient styled tracks (some elements of noise here and there too), all conceived on a particularly hot (Australian) February night. Tracks 1 & 3 were both electric guitar improvisations, recorded in one take each (crickets and all). Track 2 started in much the same way from an acoustic guitar improv, but had a lot of post manipulation and additions added in. Base tracks were recorded with a combination of close mic'ed guitar amp and an "outside" mic (with its gain cranked!).

"An Altar Of Worship Would Be A Nice Addition" (2011)

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Commoner

BIOGRAPHY

Solo experiments focusing on varying degrees and forms of psychedelia/drone/noise and whatnot. Generally improvised as one is too lazy to actually sit down and "write" a "song".

BAND MEMBERS
D.Gray - Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Feedback, Noise, Keys and everything else.

YEARS COMPLETED
2009,2010,2011

GENRES
Experimental,Avant-Garde

OTHER BAND SITES
http://commoner.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/commonerproject


Completed Albums

Open Yr. Mouth N Release Yr. Soul(2009)

44.1 Minutes. Much improvised guitar and instrumentation, each successive layer generally building off the one prior, with sloppy attempts at cohesion. 10 minute (midi)organ drones and bass feedback. Nihilistic sounding acoustic jams with badly prepared guitar, bongos... and cowbell, more sloppiness. One-take, monotone toy keyboard drone ons and drum machine explorations. A collaborative jam that eventually devolves into more solo textural wanking. Purely digital single mindedness and self indulgence. Pink artwork.


Trismus   Download
Green Ain't Your Colour, Baby   Download
All Hair and Teeth   Download
Open Yr. Mouth N Release Yr. Soul   (preferred)   Download
Acres and Miles   Download
Acres and Feet   Download
Stabbed in the Neck   Download

Ormia(2010)

Crickets... 3 mostly-ambient styled tracks (some elements of noise here and there too), all conceived on a particularly hot (Australian) February night. Tracks 1 & 3 were both electric guitar improvisations, recorded in one take each (crickets and all). Track 2 started in much the same way from an acoustic guitar improv, but had a lot of post manipulation and additions added in. Base tracks were recorded with a combination of close mic'ed guitar amp and an "outside" mic (with its gain cranked!).


Trepidation
Transference   (preferred)
Trepanation

"An Altar Of Worship Would Be A Nice Addition"(2011)


La La La Part 1   Download
Hey Sailor   Download
Mind Cream   Download
"An Altar Of Worship Would Be A Nice Addition"   Download
Painted Hole   Download
La La La Part 2   Download
Buried In Front Yard   (preferred)   Download
UN   Download
Like Hell   Download
Lard King   Download