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.
An exclusive Zebra Mu track is included on Fabrication 3.0, a free to download compilation released on the excellent Attenuation Circuit label:
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.
This gallery contains 7 photos.
Originally posted on Droitwich Mail Art:
On Tuesday, 2nd August 2017, the exhibition was set up and opened for public in the public library gallery in Droitwich Spa. I was overwhelmed with a number and a quality of artworks as they were arriving, but once when everything was set up on the gallery walls –…
Just over a minute of focused Harsh Noise and squawking electronics cut onto 5.5″ square pieces of recycled clear plastic, originally used to package venetian blinds! A highly experimental and very lo-fi lathe cut record, a lot of surface noise is present and sound quality comparable to a picnic plate lathe cut or old 78.
Every copy features B&W artwork/information printed onto pearlescent bronze paper. Each record is housed in a white paper sleeve with artwork printed in green ink.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 11 hand-numbered copies, unfortunately these are now sold out!