Small Cruel Party

Real Name:
William Key Ransone
Profile:
Small Cruel Party's work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm.
More recent work has incorporated various influences related to studies in Buddhism (zen and Tibetan) but without including or perhaps suggesting any obvious references.
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Albums

none Small Cruel Party - Still Twitching album art Small Cruel Party Still Twitching(Cass) Retching Wretch Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Small Cruel Party - Les Anatomies Fantastiques album art Small Cruel Party Les Anatomies Fantastiques(Cass, Album, C46) Retching Wretch Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Small Cruel Party - Outside album art Small Cruel Party Outside(Cass, C30) Retching Wretch Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - La La album art Small Cruel Party La La (Comp) Retching Wretch Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Resin, Parched, Chthonic album art Small Cruel Party Resin, Parched, Chthonic (Album) A State Of Flux US 1991 Sell This Version
SCP-002 Small Cruel Party - Do You Believe In A Pencil? album art Small Cruel Party Do You Believe In A Pencil?(CD) Small Cruel Party SCP-002 US 1991 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Three Simple Eyes Of The Insect Ancestor album art Small Cruel Party Three Simple Eyes Of The Insect Ancestor (Album) Apraxia US 1992 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Unroof The House Of The Fishes album art Small Cruel Party Unroof The House Of The Fishes G.R.O.S.S. Japan 1993 Sell This Version
SFCR 22 Small Cruel Party - Stercoranism album art Small Cruel Party Stercoranism(Cass) Sounds For Consciousness Rape SFCR 22 France 1993 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Islands Of Sleep album art Small Cruel Party Islands Of Sleep G.M.B.H. France 1998 Sell This Version
GMBHCD003 Small Cruel Party - Small Cruel Party / Toy Bizarre / Steve Roden album art Small Cruel Party / Toy Bizarre / Steve Roden Small Cruel Party / Toy Bizarre / Steve Roden - Small Cruel Party / Toy Bizarre / Steve Roden(CD) G.M.B.H. GMBHCD003 France 1999 Sell This Version
FLR04 Small Cruel Party - Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani album art Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani - Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani(LP, Ltd, Num) Flenix FLR04 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Stain On Pure Glass album art Small Cruel Party Stain On Pure Glass (Album) Harbinger Sound UK 2002 Sell This Version
GA-05 Small Cruel Party - The Waking Of The Leafy Pools album art Small Cruel Party The Waking Of The Leafy Pools(CDr, Album) Generator Sound Art GA-05 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Small Cruel Party - Urgent Tube album art Small Cruel Party Urgent Tube Small Cruel Party US 1991 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Anodyne Effect Of Habit album art Small Cruel Party Anodyne Effect Of Habit Small Cruel Party US 1992 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - In Thicket album art Small Cruel Party In Thicket Sounds For Consciousness Rape France 1994 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Seminal Brainpan album art Small Cruel Party Seminal Brainpan Dom America US 1995 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Before The Dream album art Small Cruel Party Before The Dream Drone Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Small Cruel Party - Scmaolpl -C-r-u-e-l- Psahrotpy album art Small Cruel Party / Chop Shop (3) Small Cruel Party / Chop Shop (3) - Scmaolpl -C-r-u-e-l- Psahrotpy RRRecords US 1995 Sell This Version
松山001 Small Cruel Party - 友達の為に album art Daniel Menche, Small Cruel Party Daniel Menche, Small Cruel Party - 友達の為に(Acetate, 7", Single, Spl) Not On Label 松山001 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
act 36 Small Cruel Party - Across The Water album art Aube / Small Cruel Party Aube / Small Cruel Party - Across The Water(12", Ltd, Num, Blu) Ant-Zen act 36 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MR13 Small Cruel Party - Scratch Of The Mutilated / Sister - 丼 - Brother album art Daniel Menche / Small Cruel Party Daniel Menche / Small Cruel Party - Scratch Of The Mutilated / Sister - 丼 - Brother(Acetate, 7", Ltd, Num) MSBR Records MR13 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
bp 69 Small Cruel Party - The Subtle Body album art Small Cruel Party The Subtle Body(7", Aqu) Banned Production bp 69 US 1997 Sell This Version
10/97 Small Cruel Party - KDI DCTB 15 / Traverse Above Goulier (I-IV) album art Toy Bizarre / Small Cruel Party Toy Bizarre / Small Cruel Party - KDI DCTB 15 / Traverse Above Goulier (I-IV)(CD, Mini) Kaon 10/97 France 1997 Sell This Version