Another helping of woozy lo-fi ambient tape loop craft blending hydrophone field recordings with minimal keyboard and singing bowl work. Composed utilising a 30 and 60 second tape loop, homemade spring reverb unit, Tascam 4-Track, and Sony TCM200DV cassette recorder.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds as a limited edition business card CDr, these have sold out but the track is available to stream/download via my Bandcamp page!
On the 1st September 2021 I unexpectedly encountered the innards of an abandoned Cramer upright piano on the pavement of Dereham Road (Norwich, Norfolk, UK) whilst out walking.
Two days later I returned to the piano with a Zoom H4n and contact microphone to record a short improvised sound work, this stretch of road is often busy with traffic, so an audience of perplexed motorists were present to witness my performance!
Self-released as a limited edition 3.5″ floppy disk, these have sold out but the track is available to stream/download via my Bandcamp page!
Brand new CDr of disconcerting lo-fi ambient murk crafted using a blend of found sounds, field recordings, drone and keyboard work. Composed utilising a one & two-minute tape loop, Tascam 4-Track, and Sony TCM200DV cassette recorder.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 20 hand-numbered copies, available to purchase through my Bandcamp page or directly through PayPal (prices include postage!):
Empty Predawn Gaze (Pond Contemplation Mix) appears on Communitas (Volume II) released by Magic Bullet & Friends!
My contribution is an alternative/shorter version of the single track from the cassette Empty Predawn Gaze, released early this year on Quagga Curious Sounds. Like the original, carefully constructed field recording tape loops blend with heavy lo-fi drones – recommended listening material for that period just before dawn slowly breaks. This version features an additional field recording taken near a pond on Bowthorpe Marsh (Norwich, UK) which never made it onto the final composition.
More insightful comp info here:
A 12″ anti-record fabricated from flattened lager/soft drinks cans and scrap metal played with a modified tonearm featuring a craft knife blade mounted onto a battery contact spring (which provides a nice reverb-like effect). A fun experiment perfect for noise experimentation!
Playing smashed up and reassembled vintage 78 RPM records the right way: with a contact mic’d mangled lager can. Stripped back austere harsh noise, recorded live to cassette with no edits or treatments; letting the lager can do all the talking.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 16 hand-numbered copies. Available to stream/download via my Bandcamp page,
at the time of writing I have several cassette copies left to purchase through the merch page!
An experimental tape loop work where the magnetic tape runs over numerous guide rollers mounted onto a cork noticeboard with map pins. Warped/degraded organ music plays (a rendition of Aram Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance) which runs through a Behringer DR600 Digital Reverb and Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble pedal to a Marshall MS2 Micro Amp.
The beauty about this loop is the guide rollers can be configured to almost any shape/design within the confines of the noticeboard, as long as the rollers are loose enough to move freely it will run without any issues! If you’re a tape looper I’d recommend giving this a go!
A mangled Fosters lager can plays a 78 RPM anti-record constructed from an assortment of smashed up shellac record pieces. A contact microphone attached to the can is connected directly to a Marshall MS-2 amplifier with no FX pedals utilised. Lo-fi lager junk noise.
Your late summer treat is here: the sonic equivalent to a tanned and oily Hank Hill playing an R18 version of Encarta Mindmaze on a Kaypro 10 in Hawaii…!
CDr features naff folded colour art work and stickered CDr packaged in a slim jewel case. Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 20 hand-numbered copies. It can be purchased through Bandcamp or directly from me:
X æ (3.5″ floppy disk, Quagga Curious Sounds) and Wreck 78 (b/card CDr & Anti-Record fragment, Self-Released) are two recent and ultra limited Zebra Mu items which sold out almost immediately after release! Both are now available to download/stream via my Bandcamp page if you didn’t get a chance to pick up a physical copy.