The work Luggage Lock Lathe Cut Locked (exhibited in Stretch & Burn earlier this year) will be featured in the exciting group exhibition It Sounds Devicive!, part of FaB18 – Fringe Arts Bath Festival, a contemporary visual arts festival. ISD! is curated by artist and musician Lee Riley.
For more information on ISD! and Fringe Arts Bath please visit:
6-7 New Bond Street Place, Bath, BA1 5BH
10am to 6pm daily – 26 May to 10 June
Steve Cleary from the Sound and Vision Blog, at the British Library has covered the recent 1″ lathe cut record split with GX Jupitter-Larsen, comparing it to the delightful 34 mm dolls’ house 78 rpm disc in their collection. You can read the full blog post here:
Our split is also now included in the British Library Sound & Moving Image Catalogue too!
“Over the years some strange things landed on my desk, and I don’t mean books or VHS tapes, but those that were labelled ‘records’. There was a time that ‘anti-records’ was the big thing. For once you didn’t need to do music as long as the record was a record, in some conceptual way. Due Process’ ‘Do Nothing’ was a blank piece of vinyl in tribute to Cage’s ‘4’33’ and ‘Do Damage’ by the same outfit, contained hand-carved grooves; cut with scissors. GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters took things a bit further with a LP with sand, which you had to pour over the vinyl (or CD, as it was also available as a CD version). Or a shoebox with paper to be torn up; a piece of cotton in a small box to be squeezed. A piece of plastic over which the listener had to pour water. I worked in a record store back then and surely some Haters fans were very upset by what they clearly saw as fraud. Those were the days and they are not likely to return, one should think, perhaps assuming all has been said in that department…..”
You can read the full review by Frans de Ward at Vital Weekly (number 1111, week 51) here:
Likely to be one of the smallest lathe cut records ever released! GX and I each recorded an exclusive eight second composition for this project. GX contributed a spoken word piece, whilst I contrasted this with an experimental noise/drone work.
Each clear 1” lathe cut is nestled in a clear PVC coin wallet, with fold-out artwork printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Every copy comes in a 2” x 2.8” grey drawstring velvet bag, complete with a shrunken QCS promo flyer. Edition of 110 hand-numbered copies (the largest ever edition number on Quagga Curious Sounds!).
Depending on where you live, prices are (GBP):
**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record, expect it to be monstrously lo-fi and VERY challenging to play…. HAVE FUN!
This has taken over a year of planning but FINALLY I’m now accepting pre-orders for GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu Split 1″ lathe cut record on Quagga Curious Sounds!
Pre-orders are now closed.
Estimated time of release upon writing this post is about 6-7 weeks, they will be dispatched to you on the day it is out.
**PLEASE BE AWARE** Expect a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record (45 RPM), monstrously lo-fi and stupidly challenging to play…. EXCELLENT!
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!