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Whilst taking a walk near our house I spotted this half buried LP on a patch of scrubland/worksite – I just had to have it! Sadly the area was secured and alarmed, I visited the area the next day and a workman very kindly let me dig it up (much to his confusion!) and take it away.
I estimate the LP has been buried for at least 10+ years, judging by how the centre label has completely disintegrated and deep scratches/scuffs present on the playing surface. The LP was very tentatively played revealing short distorted segments of possibly Opera or Choral Music. This unique find reminds Justin Wiggan’s Deadsongs and the Anti-Records of Douglas Lucas/NONE Records.
I’m delighted to announce Years of Extinction 2009 – 2012 is out now on the German label Attenuation Circuit!
Featuring a selection of tracks culled from long sold out and obscure cassette/CDr releases spanning 2009 – 2012. Demonstrating the two extremes of Noise Music I’ve recorded and worked within over the years: ultra-lo-fi cassette recording hell to ruthless overdriven ear piercing Harsh Noise.
A vinyl style CDr is housed in a beautifully printed cardboard sleeve; limited to 50 hand-numbered copies. Photography by Adam Mankowski and design/layout by Sascha Stadlmeier.
Please support the label by purchasing a copy from the Bandcamp page:
Basement Tape #1 contains an assortment of live one-off recordings and actions captured directly onto my trusty Sony Shoebox Cassette Recorder. Plunderphonics, Sound Art, Sound Collage, Noise, Experimental Electronics and more awaits the one lucky owner of this tape.
A rather eye-catching stickered blue glitter tape is presented in a white oversized album case. Cover artwork and information mounted inside is a one of a kind collage created from a plethora of magazine clippings, stickers and discarded photocopies. Only one copy was created which has been snapped up, however expect more Basement Tape releases in the near future…
A brand new Zebra Mu cassette single and 8-page mini collage art zine created in anticipation for the upcoming Norwich Arts Centre Zine Fair on the 13th August!
Two distinctly contrasting tracks were crafted; Side A is a slab of overdriven lo-fi drone noise whilst Side B features an assortment of junk metal tape loops, scratchy noise and bleeps. The eight-page mini B&W collage art zine (printed onto red paper) serves as an abstract visual interpretation of both audio tracks.
Each cassette also includes decorative B&W printed labels with additional red rubber-stamped detail. A narrow blue paper band holds the tape and zine together and features B&W art work and additional information.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 15 hand-numbered copies, this can be purchased directly from me:
Excerpts from the classic Money, Money, Money 7″ vinyl single by ABBA being played with a folded £5 note attached to a contact microphone and Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack. The sound quality isn’t too good (reminiscent of an old scratched 78), however you can just about make out the music!
A crisp £50 note might work better next time….?!
Ryne Barber who writes Memory Wave Transmission has provided a positive and insightful review of Spear/Streak recently released on Quagga Curious Sounds: