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The Sirago 17

Alternative Rock
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.

Discography

1995 Bedspins Rotting Audio
1996 Sunshine Rotting Audio
1999 Bedspins (CD-R re-issue) Rotting Audio
1999 CDR1 Rotting Audio
1999 Brainwaves Rotting Audio
2000 Sunshine (CD-R re-issue) Rotting Audio
2010 Brainwaves 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

Bedspins

1995 Rotting Audio (ROT002)
1999 Rotting Audio (ROT002)

  1. Bedspins (Mustang Version - Remix) (4:21)
  2. Sedative (5:00)
  3. Away (3:50)
  4. How Long? (5:56)
  5. Gazer (A Fragment) (3:06)
  6. Playing With Fire (10:16)
  7. Bedspins (Sedative Version) (6:43)
1999 Re-issue Bonus Tracks
  1. Rough Demos [bonus track] (6:12)
  2. Freeform Freakout [bonus track] (6:27)
  3. Playing With Fire (live) [bonus track] (5:58)
  4. [untitled] [bonus track] (10:11)

Sunshine

1996 Rotting Audio (ROT012)
2000 Rotting Audio (ROT012)

  1. Sunshine/Suicide (14:39)
  2. Gazer (Alternate Instrumental) (7:07)
  3. Sunshine (Hypnochondriac Mix) (2:23)
  4. Bedspins (M3 Demo) (4:35)
  5. Nothing (Live) (5:33)
  6. Sunshine (Live Excerpt) (5:54)
  7. How Long? (Live) (7:21)
  8. Gazer (Live) (6:39)
2000 Re-issue Bonus Tracks
  1. Reprise [bonus track] (9:18)
  2. Dreams [bonus track] (8:00)

CDR1

1999 Rotting Audio (ROT013)

  1. Laetitia (3:14)
  2. Time Becomes Sarcastic (4:24)
  3. Nothing (5:39)
  4. (Life Is So) Strange (4:39)
  5. Phase Loop Arhythmia (11:07)
  6. Corporate Head Found Murdered (2:10)
  7. Song for J (2:36)
  8. Gazer (Extended Version) (8:10)
  9. Anniversary Song (3:54)
  10. Ride Into the Sun (2:54)
  11. Sunshine (3:53)
  12. Yulia (17:52)
  13. [untitled] (0:08)

Brainwaves

1999 Rotting Audio (ROT-017)
2010 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-004)

  1. Brainwave 1 Brainwave (3:21)
  2. Brainwave 2 Brainwave (2:32)
  3. Brainwave 3 Brainwave (1:53)
  4. Brainwave 4 Brainwave (3:01)
  5. Brainwave 5 Brainwave (1:35)
  6. Brainwave 5a5 Brainwave (2:06)
  7. Brainwave 6 Brainwave (4:00)
  8. Brainwave 7 Brainwave (3:01)
  9. Brainwave 7a7 Brainwave (1:30)
  10. Brainwave 8 Brainwave (6:02)
  11. Brainwave 8a8 Brainwave (1:30)
  12. Brainwave 9 Brainwave (4:00)
  13. Brainwave 10 Brainwave (1:00)
  14. Brainwave 11 Brainwave (1:03)
  15. Brainwave 12 Brainwave (0:28)
  16. Brainwave 13 Brainwave (3:27)

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.


Set the Controls for the Heart of Your Heart

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. Time Becomes Sarcastic (4:31)
  2. Laetitia (3:20)
  3. Phase Loop Arhythmia (11:13)
  4. Nothing (5:53)
  5. Dadaad (6:10)
  6. (Life Is So) Strange (4:48)
  7. Yulia (11:20)
  8. Anniversary Song (3:57)

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


Ladies and Gentlemen... The Sirago 17

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. Nothing (5:32)
  2. How Long? (5:50)
  3. Gazer (6:36)
  4. Bedspins (4:57)
  5. Ride Into the Sun (2:56)
  6. Ballrooms of Mars (2:26)
  7. Sunshine (11:44)

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)


The Closeout E.P.

2010 Rotting Audio (ROT-NL-007)

Chris Reid - Vocals, guitar, bass, loops

  1. Elsewhere (5:38)
  2. Midnight Sea (5:09)
  3. The Closeout

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


Fever Dreams EP

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

  1. Fever Dream (Cosmic Longueur) The Sirago 17 Remix (5:59)
  2. Fever Dream (Sterile Twilight) Inhale Remix (13:04)
  3. Fever Dream (Pyrogenic Reaction) Plasticstatic Remix (4:47)
  4. Fever Dream (Distant Stations) Blue Weather Ghosts Remix (6:59)
  5. Fever Dream (Live at Tokyo Garden) (7:47)

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.


1992​-​1997 - An Explosion in Slow Motion

2012 Rotting Audio

Chris Reid - Instruments (vocals on 13)
Elli Reid - Vocals
Jack - Drum machine on 6

  1. Bedspins (Remix) (4:34)
  2. Gazer (8:09)
  3. How Long? (6:11)
  4. Playing With Fire (10:35)
  5. Dreams (8:00)
  6. Nothing (5:53)
  7. Time Becomes Sarcastic (4:31)
  8. Laetitia (3:20)
  9. (Life is So) Strange (4:48)
  10. Dadaad (6:10)
  11. Phase Loop Arrhythmia (11:13)
  12. Yulia (11:20)
  13. Elsewhere (5:38)
  14. The Closeout (9:40)
  15. Midnight Sea (5:09)
  16. Bedspins (Sedative) (8:05)