2012 release. MIE present the latest LP by Sarin Smoke entitled Vent, which follows the 2007 Three Lobed recording of Smokescreen, which was recorded when both Tom Carter and Pete Swanson were still living in California. After performing at a concert in Oakland, 2010 and feeling proud of their musical output, Tom and Pete decided to collaborate with one another again. The resulting record amalgamates Tom's self-oscillating, power-starved shredding psychedelia with Pete's self-proclaimed "more neanderthal attempts at VU/Roy Montgomery-inspired simple melodicism." Ultimately, the album is an unusual haze of oscillator sweeps, dying batteries, ripping solos and clean(ish) two-chord backbones forming a very unique angle on the possibilities that the "psychedelic rock" format could aspire towards. Limited to 500 copies. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk.