Lea Cummings/Nacht und Nebel split C40 £5
Henry Davies of Nacht und Nebel is a versatile performer. His command of the cello as the sole source of his explorations in noise in recent years roots Nacht und Nebel’s sound and manner of working in a not too distant relationship with the cacophony and assault of the early pioneering European noise artists and in the same spirit an endless flow of short run tapes circulate from Nacht und Nebel shows. Here damaged devices stutter and flutter, squeal and rumble through two fine developments in monochromatic debris and hurled wreckage of the highest order. Lea Cummings is a man who has screamed, scraped, convulsed and pulverised his way around the continents of the world in the last decade as Kylie Minoise. If you know anything of Lea’s work and improvised live aktions you will recognise that this work is the euphoria of a man exhausted, tired and dripping with sweat, endorphins coursing through the system crawling away from the site of exorcism, a moment of stillness charged with the vibrations of physical exhaustion, a soundtrack that changes in tone and colour only as the listener becomes drawn in to the subtleties of the experience.
SCKE// – ‘Ornaments’ 7” £4
Re-issue of 2X Gritty Loops and Abstract Electronics Compositions by SCKE//. Comes in double clear sleeve and Xerox inlay with excerpt from Bernard Leech’s, The Unknown Craftsman. “They accepted the picture of life as it was given to them, with its balance of good and evil under heaven, without question or protest. That made the struggle bearable and even left room for the play of the life spirit in their rice fields and the work of their hands, their crafts. I have studied and thought about the flowering of the crafts of mankind for a long time and always come back to the mothering care of the beliefs of man. What a great debt we owe them.”
Naomi Chomsky – ‘Iron Bird Meditation’ £5
Tape release of lo-fidelity zen-folk meditation. All tracks recorded in 5 day period summer 2012, recorded in a garden shed and outdoors with one microphone. Side A features 2 guitar repetitive folk meditation pieces. Side B features one incantation deep gong workout and a field recorded meditation based on rain and iron horses.