This brief video depicts a sea bass vertebral column playing excerpts from the 7″ vinyl single When I’m Dead And Gone by McGuinness Flint. As always a very simple set-up was utilised: a contact microphone (not seen on this video) provides amplification which is hooked up to a Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack. Essentially a development of Seagull Skull Pickup from June this year, the vertebral column was chosen since the tiny sharp bones are ideal for playback!
The successor to Horn Sick Tape from March this year – two further tracks of crumbling lo-fi noise misery captured in one take onto a hand-held cassette recorder. Starting with almost wall noise like textures which soon veer off into fragmented spluttering clatter and controlled feedback bursts.
Each stickered recycled tape is packaged in a medical grade fold-up sick bag, included is a b&w paper insert printed onto yellow paper. Information is either printed or crudely hand-drawn in pencil/ink onto the back of the insert. An exclusive self-released tape and limited to only six hand-numbered copies!
An exclusive new conceptual/anti-record comprising of a 0.75” x 0.03” sliver of vinyl record gouged out from a 7” single of Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees.
Minimal black and white artwork and information is printed onto white card. Each copy includes a flexible magnifying glass which is packaged in a zip lock bag. Only eight copies made. Playing instructions provided for minimal enjoyment.
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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…