|Crouton is ridiculously excited to announce this CD release from irr. app. (ext.). Dust Pincher Appliances was originally released in 1998 in a shorter, alternate form, via a now impossible to find 10” vinyl on Something Weird Records, Iceland. This CD edition on Crouton reveals different versions of the original recordings, as well as three tracks not present on the 10” edition. Some might say that anything graphic artist, sound artist, and writer Matt Waldron produces is peculiar, and his work as irr. app. (ext.) is no exception. Each minute of these startlingly Dadaist compositions reveals unexpected surprises. The instrumentation, who knows? A bit of everything really, except the standard ones. However, the style is not a mess, but rather an obsessively scrutinized audio story, aural painting, or sound experience, which is quite devastating to take in.
Waldron began this recording project in 1991, and has eight records under this name (although most were not publicly released). Some will recognize his name as the one co-responsible for the recent Nurse With Wound CD, "Chance Meeting of a Defective Tape Machine and Migrane" on the United Dairies label. He has also worked with the likes of Stillupsteypa and Coil, and has created scores for numerous Butoh performances in California. His graphic art, which is similarly as intriguing as his sound work, has also found its way into NWW territory, particularly on the cover of their CDs “Automating Volume 1 and 2.” Elsewhere, his visual work has been exhibited in various galleries throughout California, as well as in the pages of Bananafish Magazine. Furthermore, Waldron also was co-founder of the Oneiromantic Ambiguity Collective, a writing & performance group active since 1998. Each of Waldron’s talents in graphics, sound, and writing, can be witnessed in this fine release.