Professionally-dubbed white shell cassette in an edition of 50 copies. Full-colour printed heavyweight j-card, housed in a standard white-backed cassette case. Each copy is individually hand-numbered. Artwork by Graeme Hopper.
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Crow Versus Crow is honoured to be able to present to you 'Gallooner', by Chlorine – alias of thee mighty Gateshead-based artist and multi-instrumentalist, Graeme Hopper. Following last year’s 'Loser Herd', released on the Panarus Productions label, 'Gallooner', digs deeper into the artists psyche to construct heavily layered and complex sonic evocations and excavations of the artist’s Self. It is by far the most personal collection of recordings Chlorine has produced.
Anxiety. Loneliness. Self-Loathing. Depression.
All hewn crude in catharsis.
That is not to say that 'Gallooner' is a violent, nihilistic, ugly record. As with many creative expressions of melancholy, there is a deep, complicated beauty within the intricate soundscapes. It’s probably a hopeful record. But its seeds are sown deep in frustration and doubt.
Bitterness. Bile. Audacity.
A skin sore caused by chronic irritation.
Brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence.
With 'Gallooner', Chlorine has produced 6 eclectic yet cohesive soundscapes that range from throbbing, percussive, post-Dub, post-Industrial, post-Techno sunk ravers, to heavily textured string-scraping, tape-hissing evocations of nocturnal wanderings. Found sounds and field recordings coalesce with keys, strings and percussion to form intricate compositions rich in a symbiotic sense of geographic and psychological place.
'Guilt Swimmer' is included as a bonus digital-only track, accompanying both cassette and digital purchases.
released July 12, 2019
All sounds captured, created, performed, produced and mixed by Graeme Hopper.
Artwork by Graeme Hopper
Layout & Design by Crow Versus Crow
Big thanks to Andy at Crow Versus Crow for his trust and support.
Funny af ended up on a tape w guttersnipe age 18, peaked too soon. Huge shout out to John Clyde Evans/Tirath Singh Nirmala, whatever u wanna call them... a tour de force of Yorkshire experimental, n a figure to whom I can’t be thankful enough in allowing both myself n others the opportunity to explore possibilities of music as noise, n vice versa. Never can’t hear in this flattened way now, all sound in essence containing yet unrealised musicality. Og shit. If u c them @ trades, buy them a d jp