Pretext​/​Context

by Preslav Literary School

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Pretext/Context features two performances from a live session broadcast live-to-air on the legendary London-based Resonance FM from the atrium of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in March 2008. Originally released on CD-R by Glosses fur Die Masses (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

A blend of acousmatic melody, organic drones, tape noise and spoken word, the album's source material was found cassette and microcassette tapes mixed live from various analogue playback devices (and a FM3 Buddha Machine).

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"At times disturbing, definitely inquisitive, this composition requires attention, rewards lurking behind the corner if one’s patient enough." Massimo Ricci, Paris Transatlantic/Touching Extremes

"...a fine balance between deconstructing itself and creating an audio-environmental soundscape that is fascinating and diverting." Ampersand Etcetera

"Half way music, halfway aural investigation... the approach of Preslav Literary School results in rich textures and a specific sound that makes his tracks unique and memorable." Phlow Magazine

" An unsettling mini-symphony of dense drone, radio crackle, and humming static - very Musique Concrete-y... like a working class Pierre Henry." alt.vinyl

"Like Bela Bartok with a beat-up boombox." Fakeindielabel

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released May 1, 2008

sounds by Preslav Literary School. Recorded and broadcast by Ed Baxter and Chris Weaver at Resonance FM, London.
Myspace: www.myspace.com/preslavliteraryschool
Weblog: dichterischefragmente.blogspot.com
Twitter: twitter.com/Preslav
Contact: circletide AT gmail DOT com

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Preslav Literary School Berlin, Germany

As Preslav Literary School, Adam Thomas makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self- generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. ... more

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