We must pass on our Head Technician’s apologies.
Due to family illness, he won’t be able to fulfil his commitment of playing in support of Luke Abbott at Kraak on 30th November.
Rest assured, it will still be a memorable night.
There are a few dates lining up into 2013, so stay tuned for more details.
There are also unconfirmed rumours of a London date in early December, more details as we have them…
HT has also made a mix for Self Titled magazine’s Needle Exchange series.
…and for those of you that still don’t know, it seems that our HT has been moonlighting as one half of Stratus. The album ‘As the Crow Flies‘ highlights their love for warped soundtracks, fuzzed-out psychedelia and analog aesthetics. It’s available now, as a CD or download from their Bandcamp page. They also have a YouTube channel over there.
We are very proud to announce the forthcoming LP on Ghost Box.
Titled ‘Sleep Games’, it will be available as a 14 track LP, a 16 track CD, and a digital download version.
The entire package is going to look amazing, with design by Julian House (of course) and a very interesting missive discovered by Mark Fisher (k-punk). The audio has been beautifully mastered for stereo reproduction by Jon Brooks.
Eager beavers can listen to selected highlights over on the Ghost Box Soundcloud page. All being well, the release date is slated to be 19th October 2012. Put that in your diary/calendar/smartphone/wherever.
1. Sleep Games 2. The Black Mill Video Tape 3. Print Through 4. Deep End 5. Into the Maze 6. Experimental Road Surface 7. Yesterday’s Entertainment 8. The Mirror Ball Cracked 9. Palais Spectres 10. Remanence 11. A Door in the Dry Ice 12. A Non-Place 13. Underneath the Dancefloor 14. Nostalgia Pills and on CD/download: 15. Chlorine 16. Nature Reclaims the Town
Our Head Technician has asked us to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who made the pilgrimage down to The Outer Church last Friday. He tells us he had a blast and we hope a good time was had by all!
We’ve uploaded a recording of his performance to SoundCloud for those of you that didn’t make it, or for those that did and have masochistic tendencies…
…is now available for purchase at our bandcamp site for the sum of £5.99.
The Outer Church
Our Head Technician will be performing a live set at this esteemed organisation on the 17th February. Newly installed at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, the prospect of an interesting night is assured. Performances from Old Apparatus and slurtronic folkster (it says here) Kemper Norton mean this will be an amazing event.
Also featured are not one, but two documentaries about Warren Ellis (not an Australian musician) and Grant Morrison. Captured Ghosts and Talking With Gods give an insight into the lives and careers of these visionary writers.
Right then, our Head Technician has sworn that he will have the next instalment of Black Mill Tapes ready for us by the end of January.
Volume 3:All Pathways Open comprises a further twelve tracks lovingly transferred from those now fabled 1/4″ and cassette tapes.
The Advisory Circle kindly lent a hand and retransferred ‘Electronic Rhythm Number Eighteen’ for which we are very grateful. Our Head Technician tells us this particular segment had been giving him a fair bit of trouble, so the help was appreciated.
Once again it will be available for purchase on our bandcamp page for the sum of £5.99.
Previews will be going up on the SoundCloud page in due course.
UPDATE: Release date now confirmed as 23rd January 2012.
For those awaiting the next instalment of the Black Mill Tapes, we’re afraid you will have to wait a little longer…
We were assured by our Head Technician that he would have something for us by the 31st October, the anniversary of our first release. He clearly isn’t going to make that deadline, and has been reprimanded accordingly. He blames the workload that we place on him, but we know he’s been moonlighting, producing illicit remixes and even lining up releases on another label.
We have, however, managed to secure a piece that was destined for Volume 3. HT won’t reveal his reasoning for leaving this track off the (hopefully) forthcoming LP, but we think it’s rather good. Please find relevant material here.
Once again, as part of our continued quality control procedures, please make us aware of your thoughts on this, and all, matters.
We are very honoured to be included on the latest Study Series single from Ghost Box.
Titled ‘Autumnal Activities’ and featuring a collaboration with The Advisory Circle, it is scheduled for release on November 18th.
Now that the nights are drawing in, it will make for the perfect fireside listening experience.