Hailing from the American midwest, Matthew Crowe is active in a number of musical projects and collaborations. Crowe is one half of the left-field improv duo Sex Funeral and also makes video game-centric vaporwave music as Heaven Drugs. On this split, he brings us a dreamlike, oddball sampling frenzy. Various styles and themes drift in and out, dissolving and replacing one another in a stew of world music juxtapositions and pop culture sampling nostalgia.
Marsha Fisher, also based in the midwest, has been making synth and tape music of various stripes since 2017. With "Lungs of the Earth," Fisher presents a churning, swelling sea of sound, in turns tranquil and searing. Blistering, locust-like synths pierce forward before giving way to moments of calm melody and environmental ambience to create a refined back-and-forth between very different sonic atmospheres.