A broken 8″ 78 RPM record was roughly put back together with superglue and Polyfilla, brown parcel tape was applied to the disc for additional fun! The record was played back on a 1930’s wind-up gramophone (which is the track featured in this post). It produced a pleasing set of temporary locked grooves, usually changing when the needle ground through the tape and Polyfilla. An intriguing set of new ‘grooves’ were created by the needle running over the section of relatively soft Polyfilla playing surface.
A new anti-record project sees the playing surface of a pre-existing flexi disc carefully spray painted, sanded down and stapled. Much like Anti-Flex released back in 2010, all existing music has been practically been eradicated leaving harsh surface noise if played back (which must be done with extreme caution!).
Each flexi disc comes with a colour centre label which is packaged in a black stickered cardboard sleeve. Every copy includes an additional colour insert printed onto white card. Edition of four hand-numbered copies
Misc Loops #2 is composed from several tape loops of thunderstorm rumbles and ambient music discreetly recorded during a visit to Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs in Thetford.
The rumbles of thunder were captured onto a portable cassette recorder during an electrical storm earlier in August, segments were carefully looped afterwards and played back/manipulated together whilst recording. The loop of ambient music is subtly shoehorned in, providing a pleasing and tranquil contrast to the relentless thunder. I’d recommend playing this tape at low volume on a drizzly late afternoon….
Dubbed onto recycled audio book tapes, side B includes the original content for your own listening gratification. Art work is printed in blue ink onto yellow paper, each copy comes with an additional paper insert and colour label. Edition of 11 hand-numbered copies.
Several layered field recordings of bluebottles flying indoors and outside were captured onto this seven second tape loop/art object. Afterwards seven dead flies near both recording sites were picked up, then carefully mounted inside the cassette shell.
Edition of one copy.
Misc Loops is a new and exclusive C10 comprising of two sound works composed from compact cassette tape loops of ambient music and field recordings.
Side A is built around several damaged tape loops of ambient/electronic music, whilst side B features two loops of manipulated bird song captured on a portable cassette recorder.
Art work is printed in green ink onto bright pink paper, each black cassette shell has a custom blue label mounted onto each side. Limited to only eight hand-numbered copies!
In case you missed this exhibition recently held at Studio 20 (more information and photos can be found HERE):