blackhumour

blackhumour

Real Name:
Frazer Hall
Profile:
"The blackhumour audio project had its beginnings in early 1982 with the first few experiments I was doing on my teac 4-track reel-to-reel recorder. The resulting early pieces were not so good, but some of the pieces which were done with my then audio-partner, somebody else, were successful. Two of these pieces, 'murder', and 'trade and commerce', are included in the retrospective of early bh work, 'radical positive' (banned productions). This release also shows the evolution of the blackhumour approach away from treatment/effects techniques of any kind, such as equalization, reverberation. Flanging, echo, etc., and the choice made by blackhumour to use as its sole sound-construction source the use of 'found-object' human voice only, with the exclusion of such tape techniques as speed-masking (speeding up or slowing down the sound of the voice) or back-masking (the notorious technique of playing the voices backwards). Since 'snakes in an atheist's grave' (1984), NO blackhumour piece has used anything other than found object (spoken) human voice and editing techniques. (since 1986, digital editing has been included, thanks to inexpensive digital sampling.) I wanted the sound source to be absolutely basic. The human voice speaking was about as basic as i could get. The rationale being that we are constantly hearing speech, whether it is from others, or simply the sound of our own voices in our ears."
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blackhumour Discography

Albums

BP- 19 blackhumour Radical Positive(2xCass) Banned Production BP- 19 US 1986 Sell This Version
none blackhumour Truth About The Dinosaurs(5xCass) Kubitsuri Tapes none Japan 1988 Sell This Version
blackhumour / Gregory Whitehead blackhumour / Gregory Whitehead - Text One Banned Production US 1989 Sell This Version
HR 128 blackhumour Penetration(Cass, C60) Harsh Reality Music HR 128 US 1989 Sell This Version
kp 3090 blackhumour Romance(LP, Ltd, Num) Korm Plastics kp 3090 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
FLUX023 blackhumour In Performance(Cass, Album, C90) A State Of Flux FLUX023 US 1991 Sell This Version
RFTSnr.151 blackhumour / GX Jupitter-Larsen blackhumour / GX Jupitter-Larsen - Xylowave / Xylowelle(CDr) Recordings For The Summer RFTSnr.151 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
QCS_042 The Haters / blackhumour The Haters / blackhumour - The Haters / blackhumour(Cass, Ltd, Num, C30) Quagga Curious Sounds QCS_042 UK 2011 Sell This Version
bp227 blackhumour & Tanner Garza blackhumour & Tanner Garza - i say/you say(Cass, Album, Ltd, C42) Banned Production bp227 US 2014 Sell This Version
none blackhumour Selected Pieces(CD, Album, Ltd) noise-below none Greece 2014 Sell This Version
VT20 blackhumour capitulation(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, C40) Vitrine VT20 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S;E;X59-014EP blackhumour Stutter(7", Whi) Kubitsuri Tapes S;E;X59-014EP Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BP-106 blackhumour Prefix(CDr, Mini) Banned Production BP-106 US 2003 Sell This Version
BP-135 blackhumour You, Remain(CDr, Mini) Banned Production BP-135 US 2007 Sell This Version
BP-137 blackhumour Pink Pillows(CDr, Mini) Banned Production BP-137 US 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BP- 23 blackhumour ...It Was Inappropriate(Cass) Banned Production BP- 23 US 1987 Sell This Version
NhR005 blackhumour Regeneration(Cass) Nihilistic Recordings NhR005 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
none blackhumour Breathing Like Marcel(Cass, C60) Corrosive Tapes none Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
NhR034 blackhumour Binary (And/Or)(Cass, C60) Nihilistic Recordings NhR034 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
blackhumour Peace In Our Time Not On Label (blackhumour Self-released) Canada 1988 Sell This Version
blackhumour Poetry Korm Plastics Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
bp 42 blackhumour Prolixity(2xCass, C60) Banned Production bp 42 US 1991 Sell This Version
BP- 62 blackhumour Prolixity: Two New Factors(Cass) Banned Production BP- 62 US 1992 Sell This Version
SPH052 blackhumour Two Women: San Francisco 1988(Cass, C60) SPH SPH052 Portugal 1992 Sell This Version
BP- 50 blackhumour Prolixity: Two New Factors(Cass) Banned Production BP- 50 US 1992 Sell This Version