28 - “Hylogenesis” - Mental Anguish
Hylogenesis a physical theory about the mechanism behind the origins of
dark matter and antimatter.
I have been making electronic music since early 1982, & have run the label
Harsh Reality Music since then with a brief interlude of disappearance due
to the mental state of the mind.
All instruments, final mix & mastering Mental Anguish (Chris Phinney)
Gear used Moog Rogue, Lokomotiv vst, VCV Rack vst, homemade ring modulator,
Boss Distortion pedal, Art Proverb 200, Digitech 7.6 second time machine.
29 - “Unitas XII”
“Michael Ridge... Quagga Curious Sounds... loves the NHS... NHS... does
strange things with cassettes... contemplate pond in empty pre dawn gaze.”
MICHAEL RIDGE (Quagga Curious Sounds)
Michael, aka Zebra Mu, was a completely new connection for us, having just
spotted by chance on social media that he was looking for tracks for a
benefit compilation for NHS charities. In the midst of a global pandemic and
considering one of my best mates works for the NHS, that was always going to
be a winner.
30 - “Empty Predawn Gaze (Pond Contemplation Mix)” - Michael Ridge
An alternative/shorter version of the single track from the cassette Empty
Predawn Gaze, released April 2021 on Quagga Curious Sounds. Like the
original carefully constructed field recording, tape loops blend with heavy
lo-fi drones, recommended listening material for that period just before
dawn slowly breaks. This version features an additional field recording
taken near a pond on Bowthorpe Marsh (Norwich, UK) which never made it onto
the final composition.
31 - “Unitas XIII”
VLADIMIR VPDODO (Shorty Music)
The man behind the innovative series that gets bands to condense their ideas
down to 90 seconds or less. For one of these, we did a tongue- in-cheek ‘one
act play’ called “Café Too Late”. It was about a rather thoughtless man who
treated his fiancée like an afterthought. Only ‘she’ was a machine. A food
processor, to be precise. So you only get the one side of the conversation,
interrupted by bursts of ‘machine talk’ from the young lady in question. The
characters proved quite popular, so we thought it would be nice to ask them
along to do the introduction for Vladimir, an offer I’m pleased to say they
were delighted to accept. And here’s the human parts...
“I know, I know, I’m so sorry I’m late.”
“I don’t mean it to be a habit, I promise you.”
“I apologise most sincerely.”
“Well, can we just get on with the introduction and you can chastise me
later, we did appear on one of his Shorty Music releases after all.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Vladimir Vpdodo.”
“Well, what’s the correct pronunciation then?”
“I couldn’t possibly compete with that. Ladies and gentlemen, the... er...
Ukrainian gentleman that the young lady pronounced so beautifully.”
“You’re welcome, we make a good team, don’t we?”
“Honestly, who teaches you language like that?”
“No my mother doesn’t.”
32 - “Колись Побілені Стіни” - V Poiskah DoDo
Poiskah DoDo creates absurd collage music.
part of the
это без побремл.
make each pumpkin
33 - “Unitas XIV”
“Hello and welcome to the final episode of The Great John Cage Project
In Lockdown podcast, where each week we listen to people’s recordings from
around the world, lasting for four minutes and thirty-three seconds, in the
spirit of John Cage’s meditation on the impossibility of silence.”
JOHN WILLS (The Great John Cage Project - In Lockdown)
A series of eight podcasts, pretty much as John describes them in his own
words there, which we thought was an utterly brilliant idea and were very
pleased to be a part of, putting our beloved Knott End-On-Sea firmly on the
world experimental music map at the same time!