raw voltage CD
04: RUMBLE QUEEN
05: MACHINA MUNDI
06: ODYSSEY LOVE
07: THE DREGGS
& Produced by Ron Zakrin.
Recorded at the Beehive, Detroit.
©2004 ERSATZ AUDIO.
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RELEASE DATE: MAY 18, 2004 (EZCD-30)
music on "Raw Voltage" is electronic, warm and full of momentum. Goudron
is a modern craftsman of synthesis, structure and song. His
music seems choreographed to a film, breaking down, starting up, fluctuating
and adhering to rules that make his music sound like no other. His
unique 'sound' comes in part from the fact that he modifies a lot of
his gear himself; it also comes in part from the fact that he knows
his machines inside and out. Watching him live, he masterfully manipulates
analog synths without schematics - an amazing skill to those that truly
know vintage analog gear.
Goudron is Detroit artist and musician Ron Zakrin. "Raw Voltage" is
Goudron's first full length album after his two previously successful
12" releases on Ersatz Audio. 5 of the songs here on this CD were previously
released on 12" vinyl releases on Ersatz Audio entitled "Horses & Chariots"
and "Civil Symmetry". And like his previous 2 releases, this album also
features the artwork of Mr. Zakrin.
"Raw Voltage" spans over two years worth of song writing, this album
is a selection of the best of the best. Over 30 songs were compiled
together to bring you this extraordinary 11 song album. Beginning with
the confrontational "Art School Fuckheads" and ending with the beautifully
somber "Tired", "Raw Voltage" undulates like an unforgiving tidal wave.
"Raw Voltage" seamlessly flows between instrumental and vocal songs
as well, because Goudron's instrumentals sound as thought the synths
are speaking. The title itself "Raw Voltage" reflects the albums continual
percussive push, its buzzing analog synths and of course it's part homage
to another Detroit musical legend...
Goudron delivers an album of massive emotional depth, exciting mood
swings and continual drive, creating a record that grows on the listener
with every passing song.
FOR RAW VOLTAGE BY R. ZAKRIN.