Sunday, June 15, 2008

Through a Telephone Box Darkly,CD-r,2001,UK

Here's a project Phil Sanderson ,of Storm Bugs/Snatch Tapes/etc. fame has sent me a while back. It was supposed to be posted in another blog( but seems link is dead.I let Phil speak for himself about this ,actually, masterpiece:
"Philip Sanderson of Storm Bugs/Snatch Tapes etc here. I'm going through my archives of unreleased or under-released material and it occurs to me you might be interested in this project. From 2001 its called Through a Telephone Box Darkly. The idea was to take small fragments from Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust LP; be they fade outs, fade ins or odd notes and phrases and construct an album around these snippets using digital processing and granular syntheses. Much less aggressive than a "mash up", Through a Telephone Box Darkly occupies a parallel universe to the original LP. In some ways the music is more of a soundtrack to Heddon Street the location for the Ziggy Stardust cover photo shoot.
Originally the project was called Suicide Suite and some 50 CD-Rs were printed up and distributed. The idea of releasing a longer version on post office red vinyl was explored but the legal hurdles proved too insurmountable. Listening to the tracks some 7 years on, the music is almost easy on the ear certainly when compared to say Storm Bugs or Seal Pool Sounds. The track listing is as follows:
1.intro (The Boy in the Bright Blue Jeans)2.Golden showers3.Cortege4.Heartache in Heddon Street5.Darkness & Disgrace6. Then Another Finger7.Suicide Drive8. Weird & Gilly ride again"
"A warning: fans of fuzz and excessive noise may find this recording offensively easy on the ear. Also owing to copyright restrictions all persons playing these recordings must be in possession of a battered copy of the original Bowie LP."

get it here


¡Mateo es así! said...

I like it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yes me too - though quite unexpected after the Storm Bugs stuff I heard

Anonymous said...

wow....gorgeous stuff.
thanks as always!

Sam said...

wow surprisingly fun.

Mars said...

Ohhh I can't wait to check this out!