Archive for June, 2013


Recent thyme, forward thinking

So, following the success of The compass points NorthDan and I have begun work on a further collaboration. Fingers crossed it won’t take too long to put together. I’m working on editing a few Petals things up for release throughout the summer along with a new Swefn release and a new Maurice’s Hotel Death in the pipeline too. Boom!

Aside from such revelries, I’ll also be heading back over to sunny Nottingham August 3rd 2013 to play with Cremation Lily, Content Nullity, knifedoutofexistence and W>a>s>p>s before returning to the celestial land of Shipley to play with Drunk in Hell in September. Moreover, I’m buggering of to France for a week to go and lie down, eat some baguette blanc and get funky and fresh on a bicycle between chain-drinking small bottles of beer and large glasses of wine.


Circumnavigating the soul

Near here

“Yoghurt in houmous? Seriously? Weird.” That was my response last night when ordering some food in a Mediterranean restaurant. It worked out well though, as they gave us loads of extra stuff for free. Even still, why would you do that to houmous? Madness.

Anyhow, today is the day where we commemorate the North. To be less partisan, SLI have even encouraged some southern people to come and entertain us with their sounds, so everyone can come and enjoy a diverse range of accents and sounds. Marvellous.

Here is something I recorded this week. God knows what was going through my mind, but I seem to have been overcome by the  devotional residential estates surrounding me, from Springwood to Blackley. Or something. There’s also some electronic sheep floating up to heaven in the background, I swear. They took ages to ascend. I don’t know whether they had a lot of questions to answer at the gates, or whether their cud levels were higher than desirable for the standard metaphysical escalation.

All eight physical copies are shoddily made, constructed from leftovers, with the discs having been sprayed a thematic blue and they’re not strictly real.


Seth Cooke / Kevin Sanders split cdr


As can clearly been seen in the above image, the Seth Cooke / Kevin Sanders split cdr has finally been passed for quality by Max. It took a lot of work to get it through his rigorous checks, but I’ll concede that it was probably of benefit in the long run.

Seth Cooke, a core member of the Bang the Bore team (and whom is otherwise shamefully absent from the hXe roster,) provides more of his detailed exercises in high quality audio recordings. I’m not going to give you any more context than that, but I can get lost in this world and not feel remotely upset about my failed excersise in orienteering. An excersise in concision it is, which is then followed by the recording of a memory of a former life on Kevin’s track. All over in about 25 minutes.

Comes in an edition of just 25, each of which contains a stamped cdr, wrapped in cream paper and card, each of which contains several stamps in silver and black in ink. Each copy is hand typed and stamped by the fair hands that belong to the voice you are reading now. Not that one, this one. Yes.  Oh, and then there’s some found wool tied around it and each is sealed in resealable plastic wallet.

But worry not, it is available digitally, as per usual:


The compass points North

The compass points North

22/06/2013: See thee there.