Offset Needle Radius Vs. nickname: Rebel
New digital LP and Video available now. CD edition available from Amazon. Vinyl release available later in 2010 on Wow Cool. Recorded in Kittery, Maine. January, 2009. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk. Portland, Oregon. Side 1 – Inspector’s Test mixed by Offset Needle Radius. Side 2 – Man On A Ladder | Print Through | Quarter Inch Jack mixed by nickname: Rebel. All sounds created by Joshua Baker and Marc Arsenault using original Sunn and Ampeg equipment. Offset Needle Radius Vs. nickname: Rebel will be playing live in four cities from April 11-19. Tour details.
Dark-ish, ambient-ish, psychedellic-y lunarscapes that you can dance on, but only with a zero gravity lumbering gait. —Rocktober Magazine #47, Fall 2009
Marc Arsenault and Joshua Baker come to improvised guitar music from a background in avant-rock bands, and now call themselves Nickname: Rebel and Offset Needle Radius respectively. On Nickname: Rebel Vs Offset Needle Radius (WOW COOL 24/005), they turn in some very credible meandering guitar-scaping episodes full of vast abstractions and intricate scrapey doodles, largely avoiding unpleasant noise or feedback in favour of continuous, real-time playing, only slightly enhanced with foreign-sounding effects and treatments –Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector, February 14, 2010
Experimental – Triptastical Nonstructure Who needs form and void when you can float out into the nether regions of the ether? Imagine the track -IONS- from Tool’s Aenima stretched across an entire album. –Cheshire Cat, WESU FM