New release of my noiser side-a short foray into flying things., more is imagined…It’s always a good time to subscribe to get subscriber exclusives-in the last couple of months there have been two subscriber first/exclusive releases (a total of 7 subscriber only releases) and the entire digital catalog of LVOF (14 digital albums), future digitals and reduction on physicals. Subscribing makes a big difference and the current price is £35 per annum.
This one is stream able or buy it for £1 at Bandcamp
This is the first collection of a few of the live recordings we’ve taken at Listen to the Voice of Fire. I wish we’d recorded everything, alas no; but there’s no good reason for these desk recordings to remain hidden on my hard drive (now). As is common with LVOF releases my attention to detail is absent. I don’t know what these individual tracks should be or are called. I guess at least with the Susan Mathews’ and Ian Holloway’s performance being an improvisation I should label it Improvisation 1. So, all these names may be taken as casual and incorrect-maybe, make your own! I coined A Powertool Cynghanedd for Ffrwd-it fits the bill I think.
The Ceredigion Museum provided an atmospheric home to several of the first runs of LVOF. I remember this evening very well. A glimpse of Ffrwd with iron bar may give an inkling why. I’d say that all here enjoyed themselves. Our young photographer was palpably taken aback as FFrwd lurched/menaced towards him intoning a car mechanic manual or was it Iolo Morgannwg?
Whilst Ffrwd has come back several times, the other players that night remain singular and fond in recollection whilst our paths have not crossed (yet) again. Both Ian Holloway and Susan Mathews performances were gelid drone mediations and suited the crowd sprawled out, dazed and strangely in place amidst the odd mix of agricultural and Edwardian regalia stored in the amgueddfa. Subversive Frequencies were possibly the most elaborate technological outfit I’d seen for a while, their own visual displays making sense as they got into stride with their dystopian electronic mash. It was pretty Hawkwind like I thought at the time.
I’ll get round to editing the next volume of live recordings in the fulness of time. The In a Strange Garden title (cf Frank Denyer) was chosen for the 2 days we had of Astral Folk and Molten Electronics- in March 2019 and that will be the next stop. I need to check what I have actually got on file…itdreamedtome, Sharron Kraus Band, Bell Lungs, Hawthonn, Ashtray Navigations & Laura Nettz…fingers crossed.
For anyone interested in the upcoming Llanerch The Trees release; I have just received the booklets and WOW, they feel great. I shall be selling these with tape only (and your DL code) for £15 per copy postage paid in the UK -overseas will be additional-DM me if you have not already. There will only be 30 of these…
I am toying with the idea of setting up a subscription series for the tapes/booklets series-is this something that you would be interested in?
There are a few reasons for this idea. It would give me a litmus test of who wants these peculiar things, to reach and engage with you directly, and know where you are in the world-curious as well as to provide some additional income for future planned releases.
I was thinking of something like £25 per annum, which would give you 1 tape/booklet, and a subsequent percentage- eg.10-15% off all other new and archival releases.
What is coming? After Llanerch The Trees there will be: The Shining Pyramid booklet and multi artist tape, with essays on Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys and Welsh occulture imagined in sound; The Surface of Past Time multi artist tape and booklet (think horse magic spiralling out through psychogeography Welsh natural philosophy the imaginal and arcane), In A Strange Garden- a Listen to the Voice of Fire collection of live recordings from the last few years, a release with Andrew Leslie Hooker and of course the third instalment of the Unland project.
So, please let me know your thoughts on the proposed subscription series. You can reply here or directly. I know I am not there, is the cost okay, too much-too little! is the value weak, or do you prefer just digital. And what would you like to get out of a subscription series. I am open to ideas and contributions.
As a run up to the new year and the symposium in March, I am offering for a limited time an augmented edition of Our glassie Azoth’s noise hymnody epic- Entelekheia for .99 pence (or more if you want!).
Spanning over twenty years worth of Our glassie Azoth ‘s marginal scree and drone, including digital versions of vinyl releases on Oggum records and from USA DIY underground collection Noise Kills Punk Dead and a remix of Conrad Schnitzler (which ended up using nothing of Con’s work in it) for a lavish box set that was never released. This edition constitutes over 2.36 hours’ of tape and digital scree, strong and strange delusions…
With the suggestion that you may want to get a T shirt too for only £15. There are several of these Ts left, but I expect them all to go by March. Super soft, warm but light, vegetable inks, ethically sourced and screen printed by I Dress Myself. Pythagorean motif. Follow the link below for Tshirt info-thanks!