Ma Turner - ZOZ LP (Sophomore Lounge, 2014)
"Full well mannered rackety inventions that use something of a vreak-volk template to do screwball tape manipulation -- Higgsian banjo touches, reverb rounds and a whole shitbox of surprise crackers." - Byron Coley (Bull Tongue Review)
The thirteen songs on the "ZOZ" LP have been remixed, reconfigured, and collaged using sounds created for and found within the "ZOZ COLLECTION" box set (Brave Captain/Sophomore Lounge, 2014). Consisting of twelve cassettes cased inside a handmade box, the collection features eighty-three compositions and makes for roughly six hours of sound. Debuting on display at Lexington, Kentucky's Institute 193 gallery in March of 2014, the boxes as well as tape covers, accompanying booklets and flags have all been hand drawn, screen printed, collaged, painted, and assembled by Turner himself. "ZOZ COLLECTION" was recorded piecemeal as an audio diary experimenting with themes of prayer and mediation between the months of January 2013 and February 2014 in Lexington at Turner's home.
Guitarist/co-founder of CROSS and Salad Influence as well as founder of Warmer Milks, Ma Turner (br 1977, Louisville, KY) has been making sound and visual art under various guises since the early 1980's.