The "modern" in modern art has been absently browsing the same wrinkled magazines in the etymological waiting room longer than many of us have been alive. You know the routine: Le Corbusier, glass walls, teak, chrome, TV dinners, space satellites, men being Men. The vanguard of modern music made its nests high in ivory towers, dotting staff paper in scotch and cigar smoke, or making mad science with modulars and mainframes.
Min Roach and Wayne Longer have spared no expense founding The Department of Harmonic Integrity, a capital-m Modern soundscape sweatshop that rejuvenates its deep roots. Lavishly appointed with the best midcentury consuetudes, the Dept. introduces husky cold war electroacoustics to the contemporary joys of perestroika, Industrial Light & Magic, feminism, and Vangelis. The retrofuture is now. Or later.
Min roach is a post-colonial living in South Portland, ME where she enjoys food and oxygen, amongst other things. Wayne Longer has some similar and some non-similar interests whilst living in a post-cool Portland, OR.
released January 1, 2013
Remastered for cassette release by Adderall Canyonly, March 2015.