Sideways

Smersh. Sideways

Released by Dark Entries
DE 187 - 12”

Release Dates
Worldwide: Nov 10, 2017


Dark Entries returns to the New Jersey basement studio of Smersh to unearth an 18-minute jam session from 1989, backed with two contemporary remixes. Smersh was the duo of Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard from Piscataway, NJ who began making music together in 1978. read more...

Download images

Cover-Artwork
Hi-res jpg

Smersh: Sideways

play/pause
skip

 

 

played

loaded

container

volume down
volume bar
volume up
     
 

News

Oops!
No recent news from Smersh at the moment.

Shows

Empty!
No shows for Smersh at the moment.

All releases by Smersh:

Sideways Sideways
by Smersh Dark Entries
12” - Nov 10, 2017
Selected Deep House Anthems Selected Deep House Anthems
by Smersh Dark Entries
EP - Nov 18, 2016
Super Heavy Solid Waste Super Heavy Solid Waste
by Smersh Dark Entries
LP - Jun 19, 2015
Casette Pets Casette Pets
by Smersh Dark Entries
2LP - Nov 30, 2012

Smersh. Sideways

Dark Entries - DE 187

Dark Entries returns to the New Jersey basement studio of Smersh to unearth an 18-minute jam session from 1989, backed with two contemporary remixes. Smersh was the duo of Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard from Piscataway, NJ who began making music together in 1978. They were uninterested in traditional notions of songwriting or live performance. Between 1981 and 1993 they released over 40 cassette albums on their own Atlas King imprint. As these tapes traded their way across continents, Smersh developed a devoted following in places far beyond New Jersey, leading to releases on dozens of other labels from around the globe.

“Sideways” was taken from a cassette titled ‘100’, which refers to a 100-minute jam session the band recorded to tape on June 12, 1989 in Piscataway. The track was composed and performed by Mike, utilizing a Roland TB-303, TR-606, SH-09 and an ARP 2600. A frenetic hybrid of techno and acid with driving EBM style beats, “Sideways” weaves intricate industrial noises with synth melodies that drift in and out of phase. On the flip are two fresh remixes by different aliases of prolific Ann Arbor producer Tadd Mullinix. As JTC, he expands the sound palette, adding organ stabs and lush pads, drawing on Detroit deep house and UK garage.The Charles Manier remix features chanted vocals on top of an array of pulsating synths, stark percussion, and post-punky guitar effects. Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The record is sleeved in a replica of the ‘100’ artwork, which designer Eloise Leigh modified using motifs and textures sourced from the original cassette. Also included is an oversized postcard with notes.

Cat.no.: DE 187
Format: 12”

Tracklisting

1
1. Sideways
2. Sideways
3. Sideways

Release Dates:
Nov 10, 2017 (Worldwide)