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* * * * * Sugarm * * * * *

[ Sugarm ] is a one man project painting sound that falls into the general ambient/drone obscure/drone category, but it isn’t exactly music for swallowing pills in a running bath tub. It’s kinetic, samples always shifting and travelling. Sounds like stuff by [ The Fun Years ] ~ [ Valet ] or [ Yellow Swans ] but works with structures equally informed by the beat dudes out in LA and early rock and roll (kinda).

I read this article on Foxy Digitalis recently about the current strain of Basinski-style deteriorating drone, so I started to think about what my stuff is like. The best I can come up with is that it’s all about “loops and instruments” smashing together, sometimes to make a sick groove, sometimes for the kind of wreck that James Spader would masturbate in.

I’ve been playing music for 15 years now (I’m 21), but this is the first music I’ve made that ever seemed worth sharing. I’m hoping to scrape together some funds to press this thing in a few months, but in the mean time I have decided to let go of this baby digitally. I hope everyone listen and most importantly enjoy and if you do feel free to spread it like no one business.

I figured since there is a market for this particular sound and since the community of ambient, obscure and drone sound is taking a quantum leap I’d reach and share my yet most appealing work ever. In addition also check out check out my [ tumblr ] for some awesome pics of guns.

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< < < < < [ EDIT NOTE: 2012 Title [ Wasted: Dark Matters ] Update ]. > > > > >

Dark Matters is the first part of Wasted, a double EP. Us folks at ExSol will be pressing both entries on a single cassette. For a minimum donation of $7 ($9 for non-US donors), you will receive the cassette this coming autumn, in advance of the second EP’s digital release. Shipping is on us, just provide an address.

Includes immediate download of 6-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Buy Now $7 USD or more. Wasted was recorded while Mike Sugarm was stuck behind a couch. He sustained on his own body fat and some brandy that a dog brought him.

Credits / Released 04 July 2012

Written, recorded and mixed by Mike Sugarm
Astronaut relief by Mike’s sister, Alyssa
Space pic courtesy of the Hubble telescope

Thanks Owl Qaeda // Exoskeletal Solutions 002

If [ Basinki ] is all about decay and fade, then [ Sugarm ] is all about the tenuous seams that stitch together our relationships, our cities, our space-time. Somewhere between the “construction and collapse” and “tiny but yet atomic”.

< < < < < [ [ BandCamp ] | [ PITCH BLACK DRONE ] [ tumblr ] | [ FaceBook ] ]. > > > > >
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Artist – Sugarm
Album – Wasted: Dark Matters
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Dark-ambient, Drone, Obscure-ambient drone, Experimental-noise, Minimal, Abstract-drone

Tracklist

1. Rockin’ Ritchie’s (Night Cap) 02:56
2. Cop Haircut 04:05
3. Whiskey Night (Roofless) 02:24
4. Radiating 04:16
5. Community of Lovers 03:45
6. Supermarket Stoner 04:06
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STREAM + NAME YOUR PRICE Sugarm – Wasted: Dark Waters
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Artist – Sugarm
Album – Songs About Guns [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Dark-ambient, Drone, Obscure-ambient drone, Experimental-noise, Minimal, Abstract-drone [ AMAZINGLY WELL DONE ]

Tracklist

01 Two-Winged Dove
02 Wipe Out Forever
03 Cockfighters
04 Belt Pkwy Mama
05 Swedish River
06 Leaving the Sandbox
07 Oak Island Dinghy
08 Utah 148
09 The Man in the Camel Club
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Sugarm – Songs About Guns
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