INTERNATIONAL DEBRIS: Exteriors CD

27/04/2018

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Limited-run white CDr, hand stamped, numbered, in chipboard wallets with coloured decals.

Styles: Sound collage, ambient, musique concrete, electro-acoustic, electronica, drone
Similarities: FSOL’s abstract side, The Orb minus the beats, the Asphodel label’s Sombient compilation series, the spawn of Luc Ferarri and the Internet.

ORDER: $6.00 CAD (+ regional shipping rates)

International Debris is the musical project of Ross Baker, a genderqueer musician from the UK. Their music has encompassed various styles over various aliases, but generally falls into the category of sound collage, tying together acoustic and electronic instruments with field recordings and samples. Baker refers to their sound as ‘horizon music’, signifying a recurring theme of open space and a fascination with that which we only know from a distance.

The immersive sound-experience Exteriors was created over the years 2002 – 2018. While recording numerous albums during those years, Baker recorded a number of sound collages which didn’t fit in those collections. Over time, from these orphaned pieces, a cohesive album began to form organically.

Artist Statement:
Exteriors is an album I have been considering making for many years together, but never came together. Much of my music is about natural or surreal environments, but I have always wanted to create an album about an everyday town situation. This album compiles and reworks various attempts at creating this soundscape from the past fifteen or so years.”


GAD WHIP: Trapped In A Pin Hole Camera – cassette

16/01/2018

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C38, high-bias, pro-duped, printed envelope, colour insert card 
Styles: Post-punk, first wave industrial, dub, ranting street poet, trip-hop, psychedelic
RIYL: Cabaret Voltaire, Sleaford Mods, PiL, Crass if they had been technoheads, The Happy Mondays by way of Throbbing Gristle, the lovechild of The Fall and Underworld rotting in a rubbish tip
Order HERE. $6.00 CAD (+ regional shipping)

All day every day, making tomorrow seem like yesterday.

The musical ennoblement of the Big Time Television pirate music video channel in Max Headroom, GAD WHIP come on like a nightmare wedding of Mad Max and Bladerunner with their anarchistic trash heap of tripped-out industrial post-punk.

GAD WHIP are a quartet of non-hairy and also hairy freaks from various northern shitholes who present an ungrateful world with a very pleasing hodgepodge of high-energy, low-fidelity punky psychedelia and post-industrial musique concrète...” ~ Expletive Undeleted (read full story HERE)

Trapped In A Pin Hole Camera features the core trio of Amos, Bolam and Davies aided and abetted by Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club etc), Paul Walsh (Smell & Quim, Foldhead etc), Jimbo Baxter (Freaks Union, The Fuckin’ Glorious etc), Eva Davies & Ryan Walker (both on extra guitar & bass duties). Recorded in several kitchens throughout the summer of 2017 in West Yorkshire, UK, with “one mic and a busking amp” the band claims, though the recording is by no means the lo-fi shambles that implies.

Gad Whip formed in the summer of 2014 and have since put out 4 tapes and a couple of EP’s (one of those being a 12” on ever/never records). Named after a murkily arcane North Lincolnshire ‘old religion’ ritual involving a long cattle whip being shaken above a priest’s head on Palm Sunday or something, Gad Whip are old enough to know better but they don’t.


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