White Death – ‘Perform Small Tasks’ C60 £4(World)
Hannah Ellul (Helhesten, Human Heads, Faux Ami) dances the dance with Kelly Jayne Jones (many collabs, many years) on a single half hour presentation. Glass-like glaciers of glistening sinew weave in and out of focus while the long-form throb of a busted horns & depressed flutistas envelopes. Recorded in the prelapsarian utopia of Manchester’s Maple Industrial Estate (2017), this haunted message from behind the two way mirror will feed you & will clothe you in reverb misery from on high. C60 it is then (or just under). Side A repeats on Side B, which repeats on Side A.
Yol & Chalmers – ‘Discarded Carrier Bag Epiphanies’ C39 £4(World)
Two mighty manglers collide (or coalesce?). One with a noggin full o’ crumpled tape loops & the other with crumpler full o’ taped up noggin mangles. Yol & Chalmers is the magic alliance that lay buried beneath waves of late night shamblings, early morning trips to the tip & smooth, horizonless cruises down the magnetic speedway. Teeth chattering utterances meet tape squirling sonic quick-sand. Junk yard gamelan from the South Sea homeland – the clockwork luthier & his melted mind // a man, in a hole, arguing with the walls. They often say that pig’s orgasm can last 30 minutes. This little ratchet banger is 39 minutes in length or 130% pure porcine pleasure.