Pregnant Pig Vs Preggy Peggy – ‘Everyone Is Pregnant And It’s Disgusting’ C60 $8
“This pregnancy themed tape is in fact a split despite what the â€œversusâ€ would imply. The 3 tracks on Preggy Peggyâ€™s side were made with gargling noises, electronics & hunting calls, and were recorded on a handheld digital recorder, a phone, & a cassette recorder respecitvely. Lots of people from her hometown helped out, as they usually do when sheâ€™s doing stuff about town. The first track was recorded in a basement with an audienceâ€¦there were a bunch of New England Conservatory students and noise dudes in one spot. Chris Cooper (from Fat Worm of Error) was also on the bill that night (and he played a really stellar set thatâ€™s stuck with Peggy ever since). The second track was recorded at her friends Kate and Adamâ€™s wedding which took place outside near some woods. Jennifer from Egg Eggs played a violin. Steve Norton probably played a bass clarinet. According to Peggy it was a really nice day and they started playing by themselves on the grass and by the time they were done a bunch of people had gathered to watch. Third track was recorded at a dance studio with Peggyâ€™s friend Yuka Takahashiâ€¦who Peggy says is a great dancer; she + Yuka were rehearsing at her usual place which has big wooden floors & high ceilings. Very echoey. Peggy asked Yuka to work the cassette recorder as she moved around the room so that sheâ€™d be more involved in the result, and she even sat on it & stuffed it under the carpet at one point. The other dance people were pretty freaked out by this, and they almost got kicked out of the studio a couple of times. The Pregnant Pig songs were recorded to 4-track throughout July-September, 2013. Sounds present are voice, guitar, various cutlery & other metals, Bulbul Tarang, & lap harp. The sounds accompanying strings were made with a Fisher Price talk-to-me record player used to create loops on different surfaces. Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.”
Kommissar Hjuler/PVA in Hair split C60 $8
Kommissar Hjuler’s side is another in a long line of recordings. Hundreds, in fact. & like everything else, this is equally creative, expressive, perceptive, and clever. Itâ€™s interesting to recognize the limits of similarities in the two sidesâ€¦the language barrier of Hjulerâ€™s side is something that affected and inspired P.i.H.â€™s side, too. In a positive way: it drains out any clear subject matter. German dialogue is a worthwhile listen on its own, but lack of knowledge on the subject may leave the listener with an urge to research them more, and subsequently discover their whole outputâ€¦. But for those requiring facts: Kommissar Hjuler for his side, once found a book by chance, on Albert Thigoleis Thelen. â€œDie Insel des Zweiten Gesichts,â€ which he read at school some years ago. He opened it to a random page: number 405; He then ripped it out of the spine, made a vertical cut in the middle, put the second part three lines down, and then read all sentences, which in this recording now no longer gives sense. perhaps Hjulerâ€™s approach has roots in dada theory????????? ? ?/ /? (?) PVA in Hairâ€™s side was arranged from many months of recording on a portable cassette recorder. Fragments of domestic and outside sounds are featured. Birds, traffic, over heard conversation, wind, vacuum cleaners. Cinderella is a constant theme as a single voice says over and over â€œI am burdened by Choresâ€. Later, a voice describes her â€˜sheer beautyâ€™ and â€˜perfect long blonde hair.â€™ in the same desperate, repetitive manner. Kommissar Hjuler said it â€œsounds like a female Costesâ€, for some reason. Seemingly drunk on descriptions of Cinderellaâ€™s beauty, a different voice interrupts suddenly, frantically shouting non sensical words, screaming and yelling like a petulant child. A comical â€œBoing!â€ sound effect is dispersed randomly through (said absurd rant,) almost likening it to a more extreme version of the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, i.e. â€œIâ€™m late! I’m late! akodnjsdnidsnd dshdsfsjdfh IM LATE JHSJKJHKAKNEUKWIDHOAHDOIH!!!!! This split as a unified whole may be hard to graspâ€¦blame that possibility on the complexity that comes with the vividness of the recordings. Both these sides are felt with the freshness of immediate experience; straight from voice to tape – that is a shared approach. This expression is particular to them: put any outlandishness in that down to their collective attempts to form lifelike images. Hjulerâ€™s sculptures on the cover draw comparisons between P.i.H.â€™s selected imagesâ€¦ and distinguishes its own unique connotations, resulting in the eradication of seemingly magnified differences between the two. This in turn allows obvious dissimilarities to dissolve with ease into a fluctuation of one idea to another. Maybe the language barrier helped facilitate this particular language of collaboration? Thus it is a perfect metaphor for the music held within. Both sides of the tape reflect each oneâ€™s separateness from the other. Understanding this shared commonality is tantamount to appreciating the manner in which they worked together with one another. Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.