- Side A: Aaron Dilloway, Union of the Snakes, recorded live at Yale Union, Portland, Oregon (Reworked by Daniel Menche)
- Side B: Extended Organ, (Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion) Live [excerpt] from sound. at the Schindler House (Recorded by Damon McCarthy)
- Cover Art: Dave Muller created a double-spread image, printed full bleed on uncreased paper, suitable for framing. Each hand-pulled screen print has unique ink variations. Signed and numbered by the artist.
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SASSAS Records builds upon the organization’s sixteen years of producing innovative programming that operates at the nexus of experimental sound and art practices. V1, the introductory first volume, includes four LPs featuring tracks by Aaron Dilloway, Nels Cline, Lee Ranaldo, and Julia Holter, with covers by Dave Muller, Sterling Ruby, Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade, and Analia Saban.
Each quarterly release features a B-side selected from the SASSAS archive by the A-side artist. Packaging for each album includes a 12” LP on 180 gram vinyl with SASSAS Records label and logo designed by Tom Recchion, the signed and numbered cover artwork, an insert with details on the tracks, digital download code, and an archival sleeve. Individual LPs are available for $125 and the introductory one-year subscription price for all four LPs in Volume 1 is $400. Subscribers receive a reserved edition number for their entire set.
Aaron Dilloway is an improviser and composer who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources. A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes (1998 – 2005), Dilloway resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder. Since 1994, Hanson has been releasing LPs, cassettes, and CDs from artists Wolf Eyes, Emeralds, The Haters, Kevin Drumm, Twig Harper, Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Darksmith, and more. His album Modern Jester (Hanson Records) received critical praise on Pitchfork and was named one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012 by NPR.
Dave Muller, who has become known for his paintings of vinyl records, likes to use the word “sampling” to describe his process. Muller, who has also been an active DJ since the 1980s, is interested in the history of music, and the ways in which records can evoke personalities or moments in history. Among his best-known works are what he calls the “Top Ten” paintings—paintings of the spines of 10-album stacks based on an individual’s actual or imagined music preferences. His subjects have ranged from close friends to Barack Obama. He is also known for making wall-sized murals diagramming the genealogy of music that extend into the far future, and making a “zip” (his narrow paintings of a single record spine) every day for a year based on what he listened to.
Extended Organ is Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Paul McCarthy and Alex Stevens. Mike Kelley was a longtime member of the group and continues to be a contributing member by virtue of the sound recordings he provided to the group before his death; “in case I can’t make a gig, I can still play.” Tom, Joe and Fredrik are founding members of the West Coast experimental art and sound collective known as The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). The roots of the LAFMS trace back to 1972 when disparate groups of improvising sound experimenters in eastern Los Angeles discovered their mutual interest and banded together to design modes of self production and distribution of recordings and publications, helping to develop and propel the DIY movement. Paul McCarthy began collaborating with the LAFMS in the late 70’s and has been an integral participating supporter since the mid 90’s. Alex Stevens is an artist and musician who has been playing with the group since 2012.