Blast First Petite
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Second Release in the Factory Floor Remix Series. Side A - LYING – CHRIS CARTER // Side B - A WOODEN BOX – FACTORY FLOOR ORiGINAL MIX. Chris Carter, best known for his visionary sonic alchemy for Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey. His recent remixes have been for Can, Liars, & Brooklyn’s future disco kings Excepter . (A) A galloping clarion call, with, if you can believe it, added NOISE. ! (B) All sing along now…. “We won’t need a gold chain We just want a wooden box Dig a hole in the ground / Throw us in and let us rot”. Forthcoming remixes from No Age, Angus Andrew of Liars & Gavin Russom (DFA).
A. Lying - Chris Carter
B. A Wooden Box - FF
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An ancient arpeggiator blasts out a two note refrain.....colossal bursts of guitar noise teased out by a violin bow means it already sounds like Giorgio Moroder having a massive coronary by the time the the metronomic drum tatoo starts. And then it becomes REALLY intense.Their absence of compromise and a sound so brutally propulsive it would deny any attempts at dilution, recontextualisation or polish. Never before has disco sounded so beautifully cruel – NME.
People have born witness to something unconventional indeed: a set where voilin bows violently attack guitar strings. Where tribal rythmns ride along a storm of chanted vocals and drones, all processed through effects that make them sound dark and unearthly.- Artrocker 10”
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£14.99This album is the second in Chapman’s series of his more improvised musical releases.Visit product page →
The first ,‘The Resurrection and Revenge of The Clayton Peacock”, released in 2011 was Wire magazine’s No. 5 Album of The Year, was widely received favourably by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapman’s late blooming career which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents by the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose & Will Oldham.
“Pachyderm’ is an LP length minimalist masterpiece, a single chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman has done before and equally as surprising and different as Peacock managed to be. The second track is remix of the first side by one Rob Antony, a young Cumbrian neighbour of Michael’s.
Together they form a mellow and gentling shifting work that easily beckons auto repeated plays.
Chapman is now 71 years old, and playing better than ever, he started out on EMI’s legendary 60’s Harvest record label, turned down playing in both Elton John then David Bowie’s “Spiders” band, he only goes to show as per the recent rediscovery of the talents of his other contemporaries Roy Harper or John Martyn eventually your time will come.
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£18.99Polar Bear is the third album in Chapman’s series of his recent improvised musical series.Visit product page →
The first being 2011’s ‘The Resurrection and Revenge of The Clayton Peacock’ which Wire magazine nominated as No. 5 Album of The Year, was widely received favourably by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapman’s late blooming career which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents by the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose & Will Oldham.
The second album, 2012’s “Pachyderm’ was a minimalist masterpiece, a single chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman had ever done before and gained him further widespread supportive reviews and a sell out UK tour with a solo Thurston Moore. It is from that tour that comes the duo performing the noise epic “Six Two Thirteen“ on this new album “Polar Bear”.
The new record also sees Chapman experimenting with cello accompaniment, and some pieces featuring his own atmospheric slide guitar work. Further proof as it were needed of Chapman’s still restless search for new musical adventures.
At 73 years old, he is playing better than ever, having started out on EMI’s legendary 60’s Harvest record label, he only goes to show that stick with it and eventually your time will come.
1. Flowers In The Oven
2. The Polar Bear
3. Black Dirt On A Hot Day
4. Razorback Hat
5. The Old Inertia Reel
6. To See The Sea In C
7. Six, Two, Thirteen
8. Slidey Bit
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£12.99These are the final studio recordings made under the name Pansonic (Mika Vainio & Ilpo Vaisanen) recorded as per their usual working methods at Mika's home studio in Berlin from 2005 - 2011 and subsequently edited into this album format by Mika in 2015. Uniquely Pan sonic used selected third-party field recordings from filming at the building site.Visit product page →
The twelve tracks are simply titled Atomin Paluu Parts 1 to 12 and total just under 67mins of the classic Pansonic sound. The film is a Finnish production; as a film soundtrack these recordings were bound up in a complex series of delays in the release of the film - which documents the building of the first nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986 - a project that fell foul of much bureaucratic wrangling and control which manifested itself in the need for over 40 cuts of the the film.
But it was all worthwhile and during pre-release screenings of the film it won the highly coveted 2015 Nordic Dox Award at the world renowned CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen. It is scheduled for TV showings via ARTE(France), WDR/ZDF (Germany), YLE (Finland) and the film will be widely distributed in art house cinemas throughout the world.
The soundtrack itself brought the greatest recognition and went on to win Best Soundtrack at this year's Jussi Awards Festival (known as the Finland's Oscars). In typical Pan sonic style neither member bothered to attend the awards to collect their statuettes.