"Beautifully packaged document of Preslav Literary School's tape loop workshop leading to an 11-member tape loop orchestra performance in Newcastle in December 2009. The recordings have been perfectly mixed and mastered by Berlin dubstep producer Lord Cry Cry, and recall at various points the works of Faust, Broadcast, Popol Vuh, Terry Riley and more." (NO-FI)
Featuring: Preslav Literary School, Machinefabriek, Poldr, Posset, Benjamin Freeth, Steven Walker, Bethan Maddocks, Cara Bell-Jones, Jamie Charlton, Lee Etherington and Nick Williams.
Deluxe 12" vinyl version. Produced by Supanaught. Aesthetic inspired by the samzidat movement, 70s design and DIY publishing mediums. The cover is comprised of several components which slot together to form the finished impression of a cassette casing, with the tracklisting and supporting essays printed on the folded insert. The whole scheme is restricted to greyscale, plus a single colour to add depth to the layers of packaging when compiled.
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Described as "a very exciting release for anyone with a penchant for tape aesthetics" (Geiger), "a fascinating body of work... intriguing, seductive and musical" (Ampersand Etcetera), as managing "to be intellectually and emotionally engaging in a way that no other record has for me this year" (Cows Are Just Food), a "f**king amazing tape loop record!" (Second Layer) and as "one of the craziest things I've heard in ages and yet completely compelling" (Norman Records). Anti-Gravity Bunny said "they take tape manipulation to places I never thought of, ambient doom, grooved psych, gauzy pink bliss, debased spaced journeys, all with the help of impeccably juxtaposed random shit. Echolalia is about as crazy erratic as a record can get while still being fucking fantastic, exceedingly listenable, and coherent."
released October 5, 2010
Ensemble - Benjamin Freeth, Benjamin Laurent Aman, Bethan Maddox, Cara Bell-Jones, Jamie Charlton, Joe Murray, Lee Etherington, Nick Williams, Rutger Zuydervelt, Steven Walker. Mastered By - Lord Cry Cry. Producer - Preslav Literary School.
If Disambiguation isn’t the gothic ambient album of the summer, it’s certainly the ideal soundtrack for sunbathing alone on a float at an abandoned community pool. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jul 12, 2018