No More White Presidents
After a string of releases with dancefloor intent, Barcelona based MOM returns to its more experimental side with No More White Presidents. For this, Modern Obscure Music welcomes Black Meteoric Star (LCD Soundsystem/DFA) aka Gavin Rayna Russom to the label. No More White Presidents is an experimental film directed and soundtracked by Russom. This 12” contains 3 choice excerpts from No More White Presidents. The soundtrack was originally self-released by Gavin on cassette, but this is the first vinyl outing. The artwork on this release is by Marc Monguilod. At the start of 2017, Russom came out as a Trans-Woman and her transition is one of the themes explored, as well as broader topics such as capitalism and death. Gavin Rayna Russom has been releasing music since 1997 under her own name and a string of aliases. Gavin collaborated with Delia Gonzalez on the acclaimedDays Of Mars in 2005, where they explored keyboard hypnotics. Russom was the driving force behind The Crystal Ark with Viva Ruiz, and for the last few years has been an integral part of LCD Soundsystem. The music is dark and claustrophobic yet exciting. As far as the dancefloor goes, it is suitable only for the darkest of clubs. Stealth Technology features jarring oscillating synths, angular beats and waves of acid. Three Trains is a short track where tape hiss drifts over a tough rhythmic section and a dark bassline. Coffin Maker finishes the release with punishing beats, oscillating acidic synth lines and a growling bass.