Mandible Chatter

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Mandible Chatter is the enigmatic duo of Grant Miller and Neville Harson, two very unconventional US-based guitarists who joined in the early 90's via an ad placed in a Bay Area newspaper. This six-year union has seen the creation of four full-length cds, a couple of early cassettes and appearances on numerous compilations, not to mention an array of bizarre live shows in various settings. At their best, they have contributed to some of the most gratifying experimental music of the past five years, drawing comparisons to everything from the Residents to Zoviet France to early Pink Floyd, defying categories even as they are pigeonholed. Literally, the duo's records have been reviewed in extreme noise zines one week and played nationwide by new age DJs the next, at home in both places but ridiculously unfit for either.
Mandible Chatter, as an ongoing musical experiment, has the uncanny ability to occasionally rip the casual listener away from passive listening, into a tumult of sweet melody and/or rhythm, devoid of lyrics, but rich with things to say. No one else comes close to this brand of subtle arrogance. The music of Mandible Chatter is an impossibility... like a man who casts no shadow, a joke to be told at funerals, clichés transformed into mystical archetypes, sacrosant ideas converted into preposterous cliché.
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none Mandible Chatter - Drinking Out The Hourglass album art Mandible Chatter Drinking Out The Hourglass(CD, Album) Russell Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
LF 90 Mandible Chatter - The Death Of Sweetness album art Mandible Chatter The Death Of Sweetness(Cass, C60) Ladd-Frith LF 90 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Mandible Chatter - Hair Hair Lock & Lore album art Mandible Chatter Hair Hair Lock & Lore(CD, Album) Russell Records none US 1994 Sell This Version
Mandible Chatter - Grace album art Mandible Chatter Grace (Album) Manifold Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Mandible Chatter - Food For The Moon album art Mandible Chatter Food For The Moon (Album) Manifold Records US 1997 Sell This Version
none Mandible Chatter - Measuring The Marigolds album art Mandible Chatter Measuring The Marigolds(CD, Album) Russell Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
RR 6581-2 Mandible Chatter - Of Foreign Lands And People album art Mandible Chatter Of Foreign Lands And People(CD, Album) Relapse Records RR 6581-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DR-35 Mandible Chatter - The Drone EP album art Mandible Chatter The Drone EP(7", Ltd, Num, Vio) Drone Records DR-35 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Mandible Chatter - Serenade For Anton album art Mandible Chatter Serenade For Anton(Cass, Ltd, C32) Not On Label none US 1992 Sell This Version
Mandible Chatter - A Farewell To Florian album art Mandible Chatter A Farewell To Florian Nostalgie De La Boue Ivory Coast 2016

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patientot

patientot

March 19, 2016
One of my favorite ambient/industrial/experimental projects of the 90s. Sadly unknown in many circles today. "Hair Hair Lock and Lore" is probably my favorite recording of theirs but most of their work is essential.
Alastis

Alastis

June 5, 2004
Mandible Chatter are experimental duo from San-Francisco

They were working together since the late 80's and released a lot of interesting material. Their first work "Serenade for Anton" was dedicated to Satan's best friend himself, Anton La Vey, but its unknown whether he heard it.

Their further work included musique concrete , ambient and even pure folk music ! As of 2003 this project seemed to be over, while suddenly they released their new work was released, titled "Of Foreign Lands and Foreign People". Mandible Chatter returned to their trademark ambient-industrial sound and totally abandonded folk rock style heard on "Measuring the Marigolds" (1999).

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