Loud and Sad
Unknown Species
Greenup Industries

FROM THE ARCHIVES// Though they only have a few releases to their name, Greenup Industries is a label to watch and the first indication it was something special began with their inaugural release, “Unknown Species” by Loud and Sad.  The album is a collaboration between Joe Houpert and Nathan McLaughlin and they hit on many leftfield styles of music while obscuring and delineating them at the same time.  ”Unknown Species” holds tape-mangled folk tropes and lab-based computer music next to banjo reveries, almost like if a series of Jim O’Rourke’s releases were abstracted and slowed to a crawl.  Loud and Sad may be a new name to some, but their affinity for spiraling rustic melodies and resplendent electronic textures is timeless. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

Derek Rogers

Greenup Industries

It’s easy to start a drone. But it is difficult to build upon it, develop its themes, and, ultimately, create a true composition from such a nebulous beginning point. Derek Rogers, with his debut vinyl LP “Saturations” as his evidence, certainly attains such a level of creativity as his two lengthy pieces build and collapse, grow and wither with a true musicality. As it spins through its grooves, the album subtly references past works by Tim Hecker, Johann Johannsson, and Rosy Parlane while never succumbing to imitation. He does have some sublime help along the way with trumpet contributions on the A side and violin on the B side, but it is to his credit how he blends and diffuses their sounds into his sculpted layers of distortion, feedback, and time-stretched ambience with such ease. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia