Thursday, 6 November 2014

OCD021 : Doug Scharin / Kate No Longer

cover art by Kiekebiche

OCD021 : Doug Scharin / Kate No Longer

One of many side projects for June of 44 drummer Doug Scharin (discographybiobio,interview), Kate No Longer is essentially a trio with guitarist Joe Goldring and writer/vocalist Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock, plus help from supporting musicians as needed. 
Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Doug Scharin played an important role in Chicago’s music scene. And since the early part of the decade, his groups—including Codeine, Rex, and June Of 44—proved highly influential. His latest project, called HIM (bio), which focused on a highly experimental fusion of dub, electronica, jazz, world music, and post-rock has been equally successful, resulting in four critically well-received albums thus far. 
The more pop-influenced Kate No Longer grew out of that concern, pursuing a similar but less dubby hybrid with Goldring (with whom he played in Enablers) in tow. 
The fine and inspired music from Kate No Longer should equally encounter the same success of his previous bands!
Goldring, for his part, had gotten his start with Bay Area post-punkers Toiling Midgets, then played bass with long-running N.Y.C. noise merchants Swans before returning to San Francisco to play with the sadcore band Faith Burns. He is now playing full time with Enablers.
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock has collaborated on a full album with Eugene Robinson under the name Las Vegas. She also the founder of Baby Fire (see OCD018). She has appeared on stage with Eve Libertine (Crass) for a special performance at Larsens in 2013. She’s part of the Ladyfest Brussels collective.

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Doug Scharin in ActivitiesOfDust, San Marcos, California
Recorded In ActivitiesOf Dust, San Marcos, California., Joe'sGarage, Petaluma, California, Dominique'sFlat, Brussels, Belgium and in Christian'sRehearsalRoom, Brooklyn, N.Y. at various times from late 2012 through 2013.
Dominique's vocal tracks recorded by Raphael Rastel.
A excellent review in Flemich magazine Dark Entries here.

Doug Scharin

The digital cover is different:

Pic by Doug Scharin / cover art by A.L.

Physical and digital release on the 10th of November 2014.
Cd is a limited 300 copies edition.

    Track listing:

1) Es Camida 
2) The Best Things Aren't Things
3) A Moment, Maybe Two
4) Starling
5) And The Rain
6) Returning (Hisashiburi)
7) Misinterpretations
8) How Do I Know
9) We Only See
10) The Only Dream You See Through
11) Daisy Chains

A nice video made by Dominique VCW for Returning (Hisashiburi):

And in Bandcamp:


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