Mr. Entertainment: New tape by Pete Swanson

Pete Swanson - Mr. Entertainment, Oct. 2009

Last night I found a pretty ruley package on my doorstep from fellow NW underground JAMMER Pete Swanson that included a new cassette of his solo work. Blasting the tape on the way to work this morning – I felt inspired to write a little nuglet about the experience.

Mr. Entertainment opens with a super crunchy, cracking loop that lays the rough and porous volcanic foundation for Pete’s signature sound: HEAVY & BLOWN-OUT. Monstrous fields of sound roll in like thunder, while fragmented text, seemingly jumbled and masked, works towards subliminal manipulation of the listener. Melodic undertones hint at the emotive spirit buried beneath this nuclear assault of tape and electronics. Self-released in October of 2009, this tape is a fine example of Pete’s recent efforts. I noticed this tape was just made available on Mimaroglu’s site – grab it while it lasts!