Painted Caves
‘Surveillance’ (SP029)

sp029 Painted Caves Surveillance Shelter Press

Painted Caves ‘Surveillance’



7 tracks
32:29 min
12′ LP / 33 rpm
first edition of 500 copies
180gr black vinyl

Release date: Oct. 15, 2013


All music by Evan Caminiti (as Painted Caves)

Mastered by James Plotkin
Design by Bartolomé Sanson


A1. Never Alone
A2. Flesh On Tape
A3. Leningrad
A4. Event Boundary
B1. Shadow Gamelan
B2. Loft Life
B3. Stalker


Painted Caves is Evan Caminiti. Surveillance is his debut LP under this alias.

Primarily sourced from modular synthesizer, Surveillance compiles 7 tracks recorded over the last year, warped with cassette tapes and other digital tools. Beamed in like a scene from Videodrome, this sensual brand of dystopian psychedelia creates a grainy and tension filled narrative to get lost in.

Much of Caminiti’s past work has inhabited a world of it’s own, but Surveillance is a direct response to life in an American city today. Inspired by the darker aspects of the constantly plugged in digital age, this album seems to turn feelings of alienation and paranoia into something cathartic. Lying somewhere between no wave dystopia and basic channel minimalism, heavy grooves and polyrhythmic percussion lay a foundation for bell like drones and decaying saw wave mantras which fade into rhythmic abstraction as distant choirs and flickering static interference hovers around the edges.