Deuce Avenue is Noah Anthony (Profligate, Social Junk, Night Burger) and Perennial Fire and Life is one of the first releases from this project. Anthony's slowly unraveling synth disintegrations were mostly recorded live to tape during the depths of winter, and the brooding atmosphere that develops throughout the tape reflects those frozen doldrums. There are hints of soundtrack composition in high tension pieces like "Stay Out of My Dreams" or the sickly percussive crawl of "Lunacy," but the anxiety of Perennial Fire and Life is more private than cinematic. Minimal rhythmic elements tie together disoriented synths and bass rushes, sounding antisocial even when the music is at its busiest. The tracks are cold, the melodies are distant. The scrape of unfulfilled days and dark nights is always just behind a transparent exterior.
released January 22, 2021
All tracks were recorded live to tape February 2020 except tracks 1, 7 & 9 recorded Jan-Feb 2020
Track 05 was recorded live in Minneapolis, MN, Summer 2018 by Rory MacMurdo
All sound sources on “Circular Casual Systems” were provided by Jeremy Harris
“Lunacy” contains a sample from Moog Workshop by Driphouse