We have one member of the FADER staff whose pink Blackberry was recently replaced by a slightly more innocuous cell phone. Or so we thought, until it started ringing and sounded like three different gamelan records being played at once. Which is also what Interference sounds like. Which is awesome. Recorded in 1982 but never released, Social Registry will finally issue the album from the long-defunct young New York art scene trio early 2010. Aside from their predilection towards blunted ringing, Interference shared a dramatic view of guitar exploration with Glenn Branca, who was supposed to put out this album on his Neutral Records. It’s unclear why exactly that did not happen, but this digital only bonus track from the LP sits as a surprisingly great companion of the early Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham and Branca’s own recordings of that time. With so much music released and consumed, it’s a wonder that something so good would remain not only un-reissued, but just completely unheard for so long. Seriously, if that band existed now the blog dudes at 20jazzfunkgreats and Transparent would be, like, crying.
Download: Interference, “Excerpt #1, Version 1″