Robert Ridley-Shackleton/Kapali Carsi – ‘Wet Dipole’ split C40 £5
Kapali Carsi is a true underdog in Avant-garde music. His sounds are very minimal and austere. However what make KC so fresh is that his simple sounds can have serious tension and although sometimes deadly serious can seem very free almost like serious ‘art-brut’. This split cassette is almost entirely focussed on microphones which nearly dominates all of Kapali Carsi’s work and has also been a key concept through Robert’s work lately. Robert’s side of the tape is less tense and more crude and diseased. This cassette is perfect for all your scrapping, bangs and breathing needs. Limited to 35 copies.
Robert Ridley-Shackleton/Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau – ‘Big Sass’ split C58 £5
The dream team known as the Hjuler’s present what sounds like a ritual, a sacrifice or a warning to aliens that life on earth is not good. Mama Baer at times sounds like she becomes possessed by the messages she is spewing out, all accompanied by Kommissar’s primitive guitar playing. It could have been recorded in the stone age, but we will never know. Robert’s side of the split uncovers worlds of hisses and spits of frequencies from the unknown that melt into minimal pop goo made with vocal loops and reversed charity shop tapes. Limited to 50 copies.
David K Frampton/Robert Ridley-Shackleton – ‘Upside Down Cathedral’ split CDr £2
Frampton is what only can be described as the Christ child of all things ROCK. His style of rock however is extremely on its own in a world of guitar based music. His beats often are more dance/electronic. His guitars are noisy and ‘no wave’ in its abstract qualities. Inspired by classic rock and Grunge Frampton mutates his love for music into a weird nasty bastard. Roberts tracks from the split are also based on Rock but they steer more a grindcore style. However these sound nothing like grindcore or any rock, they are just inspired by. Instead the track mostly comprised of vocal loops that try to imitate guitars and instead sound like growls, accompanied by even more growls. Limited to 25 copies. All ship from the UK