BRYCE BEVERLIN II - Seizing Fate By The Throat LP (Insides Music / Taiga Records) - LAST COPY
Bryce Beverlin II is a prolific, multidisciplinary artist based in
Minneapolis. His primary discipline is music - specifically, freely
improvised vocals and percussion. Seizing Fate by the Throat
is a distillation, the spirit of 15 years of spittle and brass vapors
collected in this studio recording from March 14, 2010.
Quietly tinkering with an array of metal, plastic and
wooden objects, Beverlin draws the listener in only to
reveal that he is unlocking the cage of a life-threatening
animal. Suddenly: gnash, gurgle, grunt, the sounds of
saliva smacking on hand peeled lips. His performances
overwhelm, frighten and suck the air out of the room,
exorcising burden and frustration. This recording
captures every detail in extreme close-up from inside
the artist’s mouth to the tips of his fingers.
Mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed
on 200 gram virgin-vinyl, Seizing Fate by the Throat comes
packaged in a full-color gloss varnished jacket with spot
metallic printing and liner notes printed in the pocket. Limited
to 300 and co-released with Beverlin’s label Insides Music,
Taiga has only 150 copies for mailorder and distribution.
Beverlin has been integrally involved in the underground
musical community of Minneapolis for nearly a decade and has
curated the weekly Tuesday Night series for free improvisation.
In addition to performing solo, he currently plays percussion
in cacophanous improvisation trio Squid Fist with C.Deming
and T.Glenn, plays drums in post hardcore/power violence trio
Scaphe with bassists N.Johnson and C.Holtz, and creates
horror noise under the moniker ICE VOLT.