Archive for June, 2014

19/06/2014

The ‘Lamenting’ and ‘reconciling’ of You into an eye

You into an eye

Following a wee trip over to yonder New York, where, perhaps unsurprisingly, there’s a couple of ace exhibitions on, a return to Bath has allowed hXe’s second release of June 2014 to be completed.

A larger emphasis on electronics with a still large serving of the ethereal drones of 2014, You into an eye is a two track investigation into the memory of change. Reflection, remembrance, effects and impact.

Summer, eh?

 

 

06/06/2014

The skull mask and Midwich

Six angles

This is the sort of thing that happens in the no audience underground. Rob and Miguel will offer you some material to release which is amazing. So amazing, in fact, you want to more people to share in the fun of being involved in the release and getting more people to hear it.

This being the case, who could have been more perfect than Dan over at Sheepscar Light Industrial/Cherry Row Recordings? We’ve all pretty much worked together in some way in this game o’ sound and community… it was just too good of an opportunity to miss.

Dan’s put 25 copies out through his Cherry Row Recordings imprint and hairdryer excommunication have done the same thing, with us both hosting it electronically: No modes of exclusivity here.

Yeah, there’s a charge for the physical version, but we’re doing our best to refute capital, exclusivity and all that shit. Low cost, handmade releases (£3 plus p&p) and free electronic access: You , dear participatory listeners, can’t go too far wrong  with our collective ways of organising this sort of thing, right?

In homage to the People’s Republic of DIY, the hXe physical version is adorned with a rather miserable looking Yorkshire Terrier with a crown on.

This is an international release of manipulated acoustics, synth and electronics. It is one of my favourite listens of the year and has come together in no time. Perfect stuff.

[Nota bene: As always, I’ll be giving half of my pressing of the release to the artists.]