By: Spacelab Research Staff
After hitting the indie big time with their signing to Barsuk Records earlier this year, Portland experimentalists Menomena will release their new full length Friend And Foe on January 23rd. It's currently available for preorder right now from Barsuk.
You're listening to the song Wet And Rusting off the album Friend And Foe. Use the Galaxy Media Player above and to the right to control the playback.
The band is completely self-reliant, doing all of their own recording, engineering, mixing and producing on all of their albums, including Friend And Foe. Menomena practice the ancient art of 'Deeleer Sessions' in which the band uses a program written by Keyboard Guy /Guitarist Brent Knopf to loop sound files together. The band then works to lay instrumentation and vocals over the top of the loops, combining one part found sound structure and one part songwriting to come up with an experimental way of creating music.
The band came from the Portland-based label Film Guerro, where they've released two EP's and one full length album titled I Am The Fun Blame Monster. One of the EP's (titled Under An Hour) is a live recording of Menomena's 3 performances at the T:BA:04 Arts Festival in Portland in 2004.
The track Wet and Rusting is also in the current rotation on Spacelab Radio.