Friday, 26 April 2013
For several years now I've been meeting up for improv jams with my good buddy Andrew Perry. A few years back we had a album out on Striate Cortex and I also released a lathe cut 7" on Dirty Demos. This month we have a new release on Copenhagen based label A Beard Of Snails, a split c58 cassette with Vejgaard Ambient. Our side of the tape is titled Peter Schmeichel's Excitable Tricycle and features 8 tracks recorded at my old house in Blandford Forum and the garden shed in Wareham. Here's the label's description for an idea of how it sounds: "Here be fearless(ly) prepared guitar, drone/doom filth, and creeping curiousities. Ominous excursions and odd jaunts - devoid of beats and melody, but exceptionally "dream(y), baby, dream(y.)"
Edition of 52, available now from A Beard of Snails store.
S.C.FREE is a compilation CDR released this week on the Striate Cortex label. Designed to promote artists on the label; past, present and future. Edition of 50 which will be given away for free. This features a short Dead Wood track I made last month. Straying from recent visited territories, on this day I opted for some bass heavy minimal rhythm/beats. Also featured on the compilation is Tim Newman, Mark Bradley, Sindre Bjerga, Motherovgod, Jan-M Iversen, Phantom Heron Seas, Le Cose Bianche, Daniel Thomas and Small Things On Sunday. Available now from Striate Cortex.
Over the past six months I've been doing some recording with my good friend Dean, Knifedoutofexistence. Out now on Amps Against Trend is a double floppy disk pack titled God Loves His World And All The Creatures In It. Two 90 second blasts of noise, outsider electronix and screaming, all recorded in the garden shed at the house where I live in Dorset. Edition of 40 copies, available now from the Amps Against Trend Store.
Here's the description I wrote whilst a little bit under the influence: "Stunning new release from Petals. Side one is the sound of being trapped in a tunnel, fighting with rusty metal for an escape route. Birds tweet happily then the skies turn black and isolation commences. Side two is the document of a much prettier memory, that time when we got lost scuba diving, surrounded by sea horses and supermarket trolleys."
To coincide with the UK tour last month, I released a Svartvit / Knifedoutofexistence / Dead Wood split cassette on Amps Against Trend. Thirty minutes of harsness featuring two tracks from each. Edition of 50, last copies are in the store, plus also available for free download.