Robin is playing a solo live set in Nottingham next weekend – it will be a kind of semi-Isan set, featuring some tape-loop pieces created especially for the show as well as some regular Isan material. It’s for a great cause – supporting homeless and vulnerable people in the East Midlands – plus our old friends Geiom & Flotel are playing too.
It started a couple years ago – we had been working on a sound installation for the Eastside Gallery in Birmingham. The installation was based on ambient recordings made in and around the empty gallery, also from synthesised tones played out and recorded in the same space. We then constructed a multi-layered piece to be played from un-synchronised CD players, with new layers added over a period of 9 weeks.
Sometime after it was all up and running, we sent a “composite” of the work to our friend Simon Scott as he was really curious to hear it… Simon came back to us straight away with a vision to remix and release this on vinyl for his Keshhhhhh label, along with guest remixes from Taylor Deupree and Ralph Steinbrüchel (and more to come with the future digital release).
It’s been a labour of love – beautifully mastered by Lawrence English, hand-stamped labels by Carl Harris, all lovingly assembled by Simon… we’re thrilled that it’s now ready for release and already has Album of the Week from Boomkat.