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by Cahn Ingold Prelog

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Fridge 02:55
Transcend 02:52
Satellite 02:35


Crow Versus Crow is delighted to present, Accelerate, a new body of work from Cahn Ingold Prelog, alias of North Wales-based interdisciplinary artist Simon Proffitt (The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor, Carnedd Aur, The Incidental Crack).

Adjusting to the restrictions a national lockdown imposed upon the means and opportunity for creative practice, Proffitt consciously embraced the potentially destructive limitations and harnessed them as a positive framework for sonic exploration. Using only a piezoelectric accelerometer, a highly sensitive vibration measurement tool used extensively through various industries to measure small vibrations with frequencies as low as 0.1Hz up to almost 4kHz, and custom amplifier to extract sounds from within the domestic confines.

The act of rummaging around in a drawer for a council tax bill, or searching for a clean fork, once recorded through the piezoelectric accelerometer, are given an almost ceremonial air. Excavated and abstracted, familiar sounds of domestic life are transformed, transmuted, and filled with a deeper, almost spiritual, significance – zen-like, monkish rituals in banality give sonic flickers of gong ritual.

Across ten tracks, Accelerate, presents a combination of unprocessed field recordings and multitracked compositions that harness the objects of domesticity, of the household, revealing the house itself as raw materials from which intricate, complex, delicate compositions emerge, transcending the limitations of their seeming confines. Harnessing mundanity as material, blunt titles such as Fridge and Freezer (Ice Tray) poetically skirt the absurd with a dry humour that offsets the serious intent of such methods of exploration

...‘Transcend’, ‘…Seeking…’, ‘…Search…’, ‘Satellite’ ...

The duality of Meaning and Meaninglessness is a constant through Accelerate and seems to be at the core of the essential questioning that frames its production.


released October 30, 2020

All tracks recorded with a Brüel & Kjær Type 4379
piezoelectric accelerometer, May 2020.

© 2020, Crow Versus Crow, Simon Proffitt
℗ 2020, Crow Versus Crow


Cahn Ingold Prelog is one of several aliases of Simon Proffitt, a north Wales-based multi-disciplinary artist making niche-appeal and often concept-driven music and non-music for over 15 years. He also records ritual trance as The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor, electronica as Carnedd Aur, processed field recordings as part of The Incidental Crack, and non-idiomatic improvisations under his own name. His work has been released through such esteemed labels as Linear Obsessional, Amgueddfa Llwch, Wormhole World, Berzirk, and his own Exotic Spresm label. He also presents The Museum of Dust radio show on CAMP



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