MOSAIC OF TEETH – ‘PHIAL OF VOLCANIC ASH’
Mosaic of Teeth is a collaborative project involving Justin Wiggan (Roadside Picnic), Nicholas Bullen (Napalm Death), ILIOS (Mohammad/PAN), Anthony Donovan (Murmurists), Keith Moliné (Two Pale Boys / Pere Ubu) and Antonio de Braga. Whilst stranded in Norway in 2010 following the eruption of Eyjafjallajökul and its subsequent volcanic ash activity, Wiggan scoured flea markets for cassettes and amassed the source material for this project. The cassettes were passed to Nicholas Bullen, who morphed them into the foundations of the material. Bullen’s structural edits were further translated by Wiggan, Donovan, De Braga, Moliné and Greek noise artist ILIOS. The result is a mutable, mobile soundscape of found sonic artifacts which sways violently between the intricate, the disturbing and the sublime.
FUSEEDITIONS004 – ‘PETRELS’
The fourth live recording to emerge from Bradford’s freshest avant garde multimedia venue Fuse Art Space comes from Oliver Barrett, aka Petrels. Londonbased composer Barrett has been turning out epic opuses for a few years, most recently on the Denovali imprint, blending noise, field recordings and monolithic harmonic constructions to terrifying effect. This live set from 2014 is a great example of his immersive sound, patient development of complex textures and sense of musical drama.