Comic Wow consists of the Miami-based synth duo Feathers, multi-instrumentalist/producer John McEntire of Tortoise, and other musicians from Chicago’s thriving avant-rock scene. The space-pop track above, “Miami Song Tennis 2,” is from the album Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time – Vol. 10, currently available in the Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog.
The Library Catalog is a huge collection of instrumental tunes ready for commercial licensing. As explained by author Shelby Blitz in ALARM 37: Rules Were Made to be Broken, the albums are based on a theme (in an attempt to capture every emotion imaginable) and forgo traditional album trappings like press photos and liner notes.
No one captures the essence of Comic Wow better than itself:
“Comic Wow are sonic illustrators, alchemists, designers, dilettantes, poets, teachers, Socialists, and outdoorsmen whose advocacy of affordable colored cod pieces helped influence the look of Thirty-Third Century America. Incidentally, they’ve also released music as Feathers.”