Two commissioned anti-records created from two Mike Oldfield LP’s: sections of the playing surface on each copy have been lightly sanded down, spray painted (gold and green) and drilled into. DIY centre labels feature a collage design, printed in red ink onto blue paper. Both copies are packaged in a spray painted white card sleeve, with a small colour label mounted onto each one.
Though the playing surface has been physically altered somewhat, it still has a degree of playability and produces an almost rhythmic noise with fragments of the original recordings coming through.
Three animal bone fragments are mounted inside a tape shell, guiding a 6.5 second loop. On the loop is a recording documenting two animal bones scraping against each together. A self-destructive element is also present: as the surface of the bones are textured the loop will gradually become damaged with repeated playback.
The track Norwich Castle Museum Dungeon was recorded on November 20th 2018 as part of Aaron Inker’s Sound Museum of Silence:
This gallery contains 4 photos.
Originally posted on Quagga Curious Sounds:
QCS_116 Zebra Mu “Vox X CS” 3.5″ Floppy Disk (edition of 10) Stripped back experimental Noise jam sourced from just my voice and microcassette recorder: minimal equipment and low fidelity at it’s finest! Artwork is printed in either cyan or red ink onto orange, purple, blue or pink sugar…
Due to demand a second edition of Filler Material / White Lines 10” anti-record & 3″CDr is now available! Everything from the original edition is included – for more information please refer to the blog post from October 17
A unique rubber-stamped centre label is mounted onto every anti-record, B&W and colour folded paper insert/art work is included. The 3”CDr is rubber-stamped and packaged in a B&W folded paper insert. Released in an edition of four hand-numbered copies.
Filler Material / White Lines is an exclusive new 10” anti-record created from smashed and reassembled fragments of 78 RPM gramophone records. The fragments were sourced from the aftermath of the sound art performance Smashing 78 78 RPM Records, created earlier this year. Each record fragment was meticulously selected to fit as close together as possible, then glued onto a duct taped 10” record; any gaps between fragments were filled with plaster. Though the plaster has been smoothed down to some degree, it is still intentionally textured for exciting sonic possibilities.
Playback is doable (and quite fun!), there is however the risk it could damage your equipment. Due to this an accompanying 3”CDr is provided, it contains a live recording of each anti-record being played in my studio.
A unique rubber-stamped centre label is mounted onto every anti-record, B&W and colour folded paper insert/art work is included. The 3”CDr is rubber-stamped and packaged in a B&W folded paper insert. Released in an edition of five hand-numbered copies.
**Please note: due to the weight of the anti-record postage is a lot more than usual**