The Compound is a loose collective
of visual artists, musicians, and writers.
It is physically located at 2214 (front and back buildings) and 2218 S. Sawyer Avenue
in Chicago, IL 60623. It is also the headquarters of the Chicago Skate Club
and houses The Chateau recording studio and The Egg art space and gallery.
004 / FASTNESS / YOU ARE GOOD
Emme Williams lays bare the crass world with her fearless and even tempered movements upon the keyboard. Accompanied by Billington, Hatwich and Sulpizio, her long swaying and immediate vocalizations gather buoyant energy and turn swiftly from pure sketch into fully formed and textured vignettes. A world unto its own, for 8 kinetic measures, reminding us of the potential of our own goodness.
003 / SLOW PLANES / YEARLONG
The Slow Planes Debut LP, 'Yearlong', details an abstract personal narrative in the history of human measurements. Using primitive and minimally constructed arrangements the ambient gestures of 'Yearlong' build in layers of American folk and improvisational reverence carefully avoiding any dramatic artifice. Choosing instead to sneak, vanish and reappear throughout an observational psychic poem landscape, as each step takes the listener closer to their own harmonic spacial awareness.
"The strata of Slow Planes’ minimalist folk compositions build upon one another like bends of a cozy scarf. Each guitar strum, banjo pick, violin shiver, snare tap, and upright-bass pluck work to wrap the listener in a warm timbre, the intensity determined by the presence or absence of each layer and the personality of its conductor."
– Erin Osmon
LP / CASSETTE
002 / EVERYDAY USE
A vast survey of esoteric ethnographic recordings, compiled by Rob Sevier, from varied sources, origins, and timeframes. A surreal journey into a dark world of puzzling sound makers. Hand printed on a small batch of found Library of Congress LP sleeves. Ask Rob.
001 / THE COMPOUND
Originally editioned for a compound yardsale, this selection of field recordings was captured by Mr. Sevier throughout the year of 2015. Captured in their native environment is Haley Fohr, Matt Schneider and family, Ryley Walker, and a host of other locals. All lost souls fortunate enough to be passing by the microphone of an avid archivist. These tapes are gone.
CELIA ROSE MARKS
Shaina Hoffman Bandcamp
CHICAGO SKATE CLUB