A limited-edition 12” and download featuring an unearthed, late-‘70s collaboration between Laurie Spiegel, ElectroComp 101 synthesizer, and Don Christensen (ImpLOG, The Contortions), drums, on the A-side and an alternate version of Spiegel’s classic The Expanding Universe track “Patchwork” on the B-side.
"The track dates back to a session put to tape in the late 1970s, recording a jam between former neighbors Laurie Spiegel and Don Christensen. For those not familiar with Christensen’s name, his jagged, caffeinated beats powered everyone from the Contortions to Philip Glass’ DancePieces, and his song “Holland Tunnel Dive” is a menacing cold wave classic. “Donnie and Laurie” is a sonic speedball combining no-wave energy with contemplative minimalism. Christensen’s drums provide a nervy double-time beat, while Spiegel’s ElectroComp 101 semi-modular synth elegantly glides in and around that racket. If Christensen’s drumming conjures the maniacal pace of city life, then Spiegel’s synth floats above it, peacefully like a feather caught in a draft." – Andy Beta, Pitchfork
DIGITAL TRACK LIST
1. Laurie Spiegel & Don Christensen - "Donnie and Laurie" (5:24)
2. Laurie Spiegel - "Patchwork (Alt Version)" (9:37)