20 October 2009
ARTHUR STONE was the 1990s project created and executed by San Francisco artist Allan Burris. These are dark and uncomfortable compositions that reflect perfectly the time in which they were made, and deep in the recesses of 109 Cypress, time was often dark and uncomfortable. Harsh guitars drone and howl beneath walls of tape hiss and muffled moans...five tracks take up 21 frustrating minutes. I don't know that Allan ever "released" these tracks, he just created sounds in the small hours of the morning and dubbed copies for his friends. Tuesdays are hard sometimes.