For its second instalment, Plaque presents a two-part offering from Portland’s Best Available Technology. ‘Broken Teeth & Dog Hair’ is a 14 track digital album diving headfirst into the archives of some of the producer’s steady craftsmanship over the last decade.
Once submerged skeletal hands tug at faded granular beats, throwing up densely clouded-sonics from which beneath famished forms awaken from long silted tombs. Glimpses of these sonic phantoms and smouldering red-eyed dutchman often materialise before tracks again shift focus and press onwards with the uncertain path ahead. Sloping further into ever inebriating fog, it’s a gradual descent which continues to churn up the fossilised remains of old beat tapes and evoke many other nostalgic ghosts along the way.
Its companion piece 'Old Haunts’, a 40 minute cassette-artefact, is the craftsman’s own personal guide through the same realm (although perhaps more a guided meditation or healing tape of sorts). His experience treads lightly the same path and holds up a torch to expose the intoxicated delirium of its counterpart. This illuminating tool is best utilised before embarking on any such quest, at the onset of the gloaming or against the eventide of some lifted journey to this in-between realm.
Excavate and uncover your own relics as you will...
‘Old Haunts’ cassette limited to 100 copies. Each copy comes with a full digital download of ‘Broken Teeth & Dog Hair’ album.