albums and other primary recordings
Of Plants #023, 2018 / 7" lathe record, cassette, digital
"Inadmissible information is often information that has something to do with biology (illness, sex, reproduction) or money (poverty) or violence (how money and bodies meet). Inadmissible information might also have to do with being defanged by power (courts, bosses, fathers, editors, and other authorities) or behaving against power in such a way that one soon will be defanged (crime).
"Often what is perceived by one party to be an over-reaction to circumstances is the case of that one party not having sufficient information because the information being reacted to is the inadmissible information of the other."
– Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women
Words & music by Brendan Landis. A Warm Place is by Nine Inch Nails. Cover photo is from the National Museum of Health & Medicine.
Recorded at Small Fire in Brooklyn, summer / autumn 2017.
Thanks Petra, Kid, Sev, Drucker, Eliza, Paul, everyone keeping underground weirdo shit alive.
"Landis always has some tricks up his sleeve, and generally they're pretty damn fine. This one is no exception." -The Wire
"To me, not only this cassette but the entire concept of Hey Exit is what I love most about music." -Raised By Gypsies
Of Plants #021, 2017 / cassette, digital
Recorded at Small Fire in Brooklyn. Some of these songs were originally released by Sonido Polifonico, Lurker Bias, and The Wire. Everything was mixed and mastered a little differently for this tape.
Words and music by Brendan Landis. Puppies was written by 7 Year Rabbit Cycle.
Thanks Petra, Kid, friends and family. Thanks Paul and Alexander for releasing this stuff originally.
No thanks ambiguously white power acts in noise & metal and the "apolitical" whites who support them.
"Wistful crumbly electronics with drifting ethereal voice. Possibly an incoming transmission from a flickering dimension... A really beautiful release." -Lost in a Sea of Sound
"I feel like I've entered this contract with Hey Exit, as a listener, that says when you press play you might not know what you're going to get but you will like it. That trust is far more important to me than any tag on Bandcamp." -Raised By Gypsies
Of Plants #016, 2016 / cassette, digital
Taking various folklores and symbolisms surrounding the salamander, and its relationship to fire, as a jumping off point, Caudata is a considered exploration of extreme sounds and emotions. These extremes are presented not as countering or neutralizing one another but as necessary opposites, defining and occasionally balancing each other.
Brendan Landis - baritone guitar, vox, contact mics, bells
"This is the gnarliest effort I've heard from Brendan Landis' solo project." -The Wire
"Some of the strongest sounding Harsh Noise I've ever heard and that is truly saying something. ... An album that most certainly deserves a lot more praise and recognition within the underground. The tones present here are beyond beautiful. They are absolutely gorgeous." -Traumatic Static
"A thirty five minute foray into a fascinating world of radiant sounds over a droning canvass. To get there, Brendan does blow the gaskets off the engine." -Lost in a Sea of Sound
"This tape succeeds extremely well in transitioning between harsh noise and ambient textures, and on the whole gives them a sense of cohesion that I've never really thought about before." - Words on Sounds
"It’s not as often as I’d like for someone to tackle harsh noise with such dynamic finesse, so it was a huge pleasure to see Landis be able to go from abrasive Japanoise-style powerelectronics to a gloomy ambience that Hatakeyama Chihei would weep to within the space of a few minutes. ... It’s one of the few noise tapes you’ll listen to that might actually make you feel something." -Yeezus Walk with Me
"Caudata is a fascinating listening experience." -ChainDLK
"There are HARP-ists and there are HeARtstringPull-ists. This shitty pun may seem too much a stretch, but I’m too humbled to attempt a less fawning summation of this brilliant, emotional rollercoaster of a Composition. Capital “C” here. kämpəˈziSH(ə)n/. What I wouldn’t give to see the drafts/blueprints that led up to this schizophrenic mindfuck." -Cassette Gods