CLAUS POULSEN – ‘FLAT WORLD’ C30
One half of STAR TURBINE and the whole entirety of himself, Claus Poulsen presents 3 live pieces recorded in the UK and Denmark. Side A features 15 minutes culled from a derranged late night, ‘straight from the airport set’, while side B is a hack ‘n’ slash job featuring racket generated at both Electric Knife Records, London and Skrat Studio, Copenhagen. Field recordings, processed dribbling, violin bow abuse and whistling filters. Intense textural investigations from the man who controls vermin with HNWs for fun – but not today. Edition of 43 tapes with full-colour ‘trans-human’ cover by CWB with Cheshire Plains on-tape stickers.
STUART CHALMERS – ‘IMAGINARY MUSICKS VOL.1’ C35
CHALMERS CHALMERS CHALMERS. This noodling sonic tourist has coalesced and conjured 35 minutes of expansive/expanding atmo-collage, for the soothing of the tired mind. Flattened drumming, distant wailing and shining synthesis intertwindle together in ecstatic glory – meditation creation. Wandering flutes and meandering loops swirl and swell during 35 minutes of enchanting audio cartography – we be map-making with sound, ain’t no doubt. One for fans of sunken huts in the northern Wirrel or just a bloody good hypno-rave by the abandoned Kwik Save – 3lbs on the door. Edition of 45 tapes in clear(ish) grey with brain melting on-tape stickers and austere brown papier (paper) inserts.