Phosphenes & Dissonance is a collection of work spanning nearly the entire Sunken Cheek timeline. In 2011 a one-page zine was written to be distributed at the 2011 ACHC Fest in Syracuse, NY as per the festival's tradition for admission. The following year the words were put to music in three parts, recorded and released as a limited CDr with copies of the zine. Crude, early dabblings with industrial PE served as the conduit. More missives were written between 2012-2017 whenever the timing has seemed appropriate.
The most recent missive "Historic Betrayals" was written as a lyrical/visual companion to the live performance composed for spring Sunken Cheek performances. It was distributed at the events and the audio work was then recorded to be presented here. A 16 minute movement of tape manipulation and myriad field recordings. While there is much growth displayed compared to it's A-side, the tape demonstrates the full scope and intention of Sunken Cheek's sonic paranoia. The writing unveils the dreams and occurrences themselves while the cassette serves as a contextual companion, akin to musical accompaniment.
This collection is 6 years' worth of recurring dreams and cyclical events. This is the last time these zines will be reprinted or these songs will be released.
Guilt and vengeance.
Echoes and deja vu.
Nightmares and premonitions.
Phosphenes & Dissonance.
presented in a VHS case: a c34 cassette housed inside a soft poly-norelco and 4x one-page zines (three 8 1/2 x 11 and one 8 1/2 x 14) in a printed and wax-sealed envelope. Full wrap-around cover and liner notes insert.