All I really wanted to say for Mark Tester’s El Sereno Melodies cassette is there is a song titled Cat Piss Garden that sounds like R. Stevie Moore tackling a Gary Numan cover. But guess what? That’s most of this fantastically witty tape. Whereas a lot of these dips and valleys into musical serendipity happen to feel laboratory tested, El Sereno Melodies aren’t half-baked ideas sanitized for mass consumption. This is music that requires an adventurous soul with the ability of detachment
from El Sereno Melodies by Mark Tester. Cassette + Digital Album. High-Bias cassette in black Norelco box. Twenty two tracks of instrumental tape trickery, home recordings and explorations tracked DBX-free straight to cassette in 2015 and 2016 in the dry, dusty hills of El Sereno in Los Angeles, California. Includes unlimited streaming of El Sereno Melodies via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Sold Out. Digital Track.
I was reminded of this word in listening to Mark Tester’s El Sereno Melodies. These are 22 tiny, lo-fi sketches recorded on tape and each one summons that warm, dreamy, homey feeling the Norwegians talk about. Tester invokes childhood through sounds that resemble xylophones and music boxes, buzzing insects and fumbling robots. Throughout the course of these sonic experiments, he skillfully avoids the pitfalls of preciousness and tweeness.
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|4||Distance Dance Bit||0:53|
|6||Plano Thought On And On||1:07|
|7||The Rhythm Hikers||1:39|
|10||Cat Piss Garden||1:58|
|18||East LA Moonwatcher’s Jingle||1:00|
|21||MD and Hands Band Reversed||1:45|
|22||Roving Hills (Grapevine)||1:41|