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Pro-dubbed white shell cassette with gold and pink A/B identifying stickers, housed in a recycled plastic sleeve with A6 postcard featuring artwork by Crow Versus Crow. Each copy is individually hand numbered. Each copy comes with a limited edition 25mm metallic badge. Only 100 copies available.
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'House Sparrow Settle Back' is a document of two successive nights of collaborative improvisation between Natalia Beylis and Embla Quickbeam, recorded live at The Magic City, Todmorden on Saturday 4th May 2019; and Beylis and Neil Campbell, recorded the previous evening at CHUNK project space in Leeds.
Utilising and processing various found tapes, field recordings and synth, the collaborative pairings weave two glistening threads of kitchen sink psychedelia, all shimmering silver evening light, warbled bird song, tape loop stretch, green moss scent, static hiss, morning hum, ritual, reflection, refraction, ferric slip, whirling wind, skittering clatter, metallic scrape, essential throb, golden flux…
Such monumental themes as existential concern, environmental stability, ecological cohabitation, the role of the Individual and the Collective, and spiritual transcendence are spun from the complex layering and deft manipulation of the humblest of sound sources.
released September 27, 2019
Embla Quickbeam & Natalia Beylis
Live at The Magic City, Todmorden, Saturday 4th May 2019
Neil Campbell & Natalia Beylis
Live at Chunk, Leeds, Friday 3rd May 2019
Thanks to Theo Gowans & to everyone at The Magic City, Todmorden
supported by 16 fans who also own “House Sparrow Settle Back”
Taming Power is one of the maverick artists who have followed their own path. Tapes and vinyl have been his main output, and while this is a tape work at heart, having access to a digital version will hopefully give more of the world an insight into his unique vision.
supported by 13 fans who also own “House Sparrow Settle Back”
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