Well, maybe not the return. Maybe we'll just bring him back from the dead briefly. Exhume him, if you will. As many of you know, besides writing fiction and blogging and journalism-ing, I am the creator of some extremely rarefied lo-fi rock music catering to a highly selective, partisan audience. However, I haven't put any new material up since 2007, mainly because I became distracted by "The Retributioners." Also, our new apartment, filled as it is with older co-op owners, isn't a conducive environment for making rock music at your kitchen table like my old apartment was. For that reason, and because I have never been very happy with my singing voice, I put my side project ER Salo Deguierre on hold.
However, while I'm still waiting for a good time to record a new batch of material, I recently dug up some old four-track recordings that I want to share on the site. I produced these when I was 26, a novice to four-track recording. It was also a period when I was writing extended suites of six to 10 minutes long, most of them instrumentals owing their sonic ideas to my heroes: Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground. If you think I am a bad singer now, you can't imagine how awful I was in 1996. So these particular recordings, while kind of rough, still benefit from that whole "Eric's voice isn't on it" quality.
There are three recordings I'm going to put up this week, and I'd love you to check them out. The first one is called "13 Moons." If they are still too long and rough for your taste, then please go back and enjoy hits like "Cleopatra" and bring more of your partisan friends. I'd love to populate this world with at least 50 Salo Deguierre fans if I could.