Tuesday, October 15 • Grinding his way up the ranks of the American underground electronic scene, Los Angeles native and Austin resident José Cota makes his long awaited solo debut as SSLEEPERHOLD. Cota is best known for his work as a member of the now defunct Medio Mutante, whose 2008 12″ Inestable (released on Minimal Wave sub label Cititrax), gave the band a well deserved cult following. Now as a solo artist, SSLEEPERHOLD introduces a fresh and heavy approach to synth based composition. Ruleth proclaims its unique voice through immense bass lines and brutal percussion punctuated by invasions of tape manipulation and the sounds of buckling steel.
SSLEEPERHOLD’s debut LP, Ruleth (HD021LP/LLR008, collab with Light Lodge), is out in an edition of 300 LP’s, 200 CS’s, and digital. Head to the HOLODECK STORE to grab a pre-order of the LP or CS, all shipping on or before its October 15 release date.
Also, check out the dates for the upcoming TROLLER + SSLEEPERHOLD WEST COAST TOUR, 10/16 – 10/28, Ruleth LP’s will be available, along with the roving mobile HOLODECK distro.