Slow Dance Records are excited to announce the limited edition Vinyl release of 'Late Works: of Noise'! The eclectic compilation features musicians from black midi, 404 Guild, Goat Girl, Sorry, Powerplant & Curl Recordings. For the album, six hand-picked groups of musicians improvised songs with original instruments sculpted by artists. The groups had six hours each to record their tracks, with the whole album being recorded over the course of a week.
The musicians were selected for their diverse range; With 404 Guild's sprawling rap verses, GG Skips’ experimental electronic mumblings, Aga Ujma & Silkarmour's fantasy-based features onblack midi's tribute to American TV show 'Forged in Fire', Goat Girl's textured ritualistic chant,Martha Skye Murphy& Kiran Leonard's layered multilingual prose & Jacob Samuel's conducting of Bianca Scout-led choral/instrumental piece, the album spans multiple genres, yet feels like one complete sound.
The concept for 'of Noise' by Joseph Bradley Hill takes its inspiration from Luigi Russolo’s 1913
Futurist manifesto “The Art of Noises” and his six classifications of noise:
1 - Roars, Thunderings, Explosions, Hissing Roars, Bangs & Booms.
2 - Whistling, Hissing & Puffing.
3 - Whispers, Murmurs, Mumbling, Muttering & Gurgling.
4 - Screeching, Creaking, Rustling, Humming, Crackling & Rubbing.
5 - Noises obtained by beating on metals, woods, skins, stones, pottery etc.
6 - Voices of animals and people, Shouts, Screams, Shrieks, Wails, Hoots, Howls, Death Rattles
The entire EP was recorded at Slow Dance HQ in London Fields, between the 25th & 29th
February 2020 - the studio rules were as follows:
1. Musicians may only bring things that modify sound, not make sound themselves.
2. Vocals are allowed, but any lyrics must be written in the studio time.
3. The tracks must only use noise sampled from the sculptures and the voice.
4. The tracks must be completed within each respective six hour session.