GarbleTronix / The Blue Spectrum / Team Electrix* ‎– Split

Label:
Blue Spectrum Tapes ‎– none
Format:
Cassette, Limited Edition, C20
2 × CDr, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A GarbleTronix Untitled 9:15
B The Blue Spectrum Untitled 10:16
1.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 0:36
2.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 1:28
3.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 10:32
4.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 1:45
5.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 5:37
6.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 2:26
7.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 5:40
8.1 Team Electrix* Untitled 1:16
1.2 Team Electrix* Untitled 23:09

Credits

Notes

All tracks were recorded between September and November 2012.
GarbleTronix was produced from smashed glass and pottery sounds recorded to tape in the artists back garden, then later mixed on a computer.
The Blue Spectrum track is composed from a single tape loop of a keyboard drone recorded through earphones, the tape loop was then artificially decayed by being screwed up into a ball before being assembled and played.
Team Electrics' material is sourced from a bent walkman circuit, which by using saliva on contact points the sound constantly shifted.
The second disc was recorded using the same method, but by this time the circuit had rusted from previous recording and was emitting noise even without a power source, this noise was recorded straight to tape (jack to jack) but none of the sounds could be heard until after the piece was finished. The end of the piece was determinded when one side of cassette had been filled. The first couple minutes of the piece were recorded without batteries.
Both discs are hand stamped with green and red ink respectively and housed in a green slipcase with a hand written insert.
Tapes are labeled with collage artwork and come in a jewel case with a double sided, xeroxed j-card, sealed with a sticker.
The discs and cassette are presented as part of a set with a xeroxed, 12 page artbook of drawings and paintings made between 2009 and 2012, the book is hand bound with brown thread.
Everything is sealed inside a hand-numbered and stickered clear envelope.

Released in a one time only edition of 15 copies.

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vehscle

January 16, 2014

Team Electrix (or Team Electrics) is one of Simon Wilson's innumerable aliases, and of those perhaps my favourite so far. Forgoing the murky drones of much of his other work, the pieces on this double CDr / single cassette split have stark shifts in dynamic range from rhythmic noise to tonal punches to tenuous electroacoustics.