Clovis, California, USA
Chris Reid started recording under the name The Sirago 17 in 1992. Initially he made sounds with assorted instruments and his then-girlfriend/now-wife Elli sang as needed. They were most prolific in 1995-97 when they recorded the bulk of their material and played live 2 1/2 times. At some point during this time, Chris and Pablo jokingly decided they needed to form Fresno County’s only Spacemen 3 tribute band. And, after a decade of inactivity, Chris and Pablo finally decided to dust off the S17 name and maybe not do THAT, but do something.
|1999||Bedspins (CD-R re-issue)||Rotting Audio|
|2000||Sunshine (CD-R re-issue)||Rotting Audio|
|2010||Set the Controls for the Heart of Your Heart||Rotting Audio|
|2010||Ladies and Gentlemen… The Sirago 17||Rotting Audio|
|2010||The Closeout E.P.||Rotting Audio|
|2011||Fever Dreams EP||Rotting Audio|
|2012||1992-1997 - An Explosion in Slow Motion||Rotting Audio|
Elli Bartsch - Vocals, harmonies
Chris Reid - Guitars, bass, keyboards, autoharp, drums, rainstick, machines
1999 Rotting Audio (ROT013)
Digital soundscapes for practical speaker destruction. Strip mining areas already perfected by Aphex Twin, E.A.R., Whitehouse, and maybe even Eno. Great to play at people.
The sister album to Inhale's “The Laws Of Decay | Brainwaves II” released in 2000
Assembled by Chris Reid in 1999.
All sounds on this recording were created digitally. No analogue equipment or found sounds were used.
2010 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-006)
Chris Reid - Vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, drums
Elli Reid - Vocals Jack Kilby - Drum Programming on track 4
1-4, 6-8 originally released on CDR1 in 1999
5 is previously unreleased
Special thanks to Rob Greene for extended loan of “The Pedal”. Much of this material would exist without it.
Recorded and mixed at various times and places between 1995 and 1997 by Chris on analogue and digital 4-tracks.
Digital tampering Jan-Feb 2010
2010 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-003)
Chris Reid - Guitar; synthesizer and drum Programming on tracks: 4, 5, 6, 7
Robert Brown - Guitar
Elli Reid - Vocals
Darren Klassen - Bass on tracks 1, 2, 3
David Chang - Bass on tracks: 4, 5, 6, 7
Justin Allen - Drums on tracks 1, 2, 3 Ken Glass - Guitar on tracks: 1, 2, 3
1-3 recorded live at Shadrach's, Visalia, CA on 29 April 1995
4-7 recorded live at Shadrach's, Visalia, CA on 29 June 1996
Soundboard recorded to cassette
Digital tampering Feb-March 2000 (1-3), Jan 2010 (4-7, and overall)
1-3 originally released on Sunshine cassette #2 on 29 June 1996 (and again on the Sunshine CDR in 2000)\
4 originally released on Various Artists: Demos and Rarities in 2000
6 originally released in a remixed form on Steady Slobbin': Label Sampler Volume III in 2001
(it was to have been on a S17 compilation called Fazed Cookies (But Aren't They All?) that was never finished)
5 and 7 are previously unreleased (I think)
2010 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-007)
Chris Reid - Vocals, guitar, bass, loops
Originally released on Chris Reid's solo album The Weird Button in 2001
Special thanks to Rob Greene for extended loan of “The Pedal”. None of this material would exist without it.
Recorded on analog 4-track Nov/Dec 1997 by Chris.
Digital tampering July 2010
2011 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-008)
Pablo Rossetti - Guitar, Tremolo, Drone
Chris Reid - Guitar, Machine, Vocals
Recorded and mixed by Chris Reid
Vocals recorded by Vance
First newly recorded music by The Sirago 17 in almost a decade. Featuring remixes by Inhale, Plasticstatic, Blue Weather Ghosts and The Sirago 17
Fever Dream (Playing With Prescriptions) - there's no real “original version” of the song, as it was constructed via loops - was recorded especially for the Trip Inside This House: Summer Solstice, Vol. IV compilation.
2012 Rotting Audio
Chris Reid - Instruments (vocals on 13)
Elli Reid - Vocals
Jack - Drum machine on 6