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Midwich - Running Repairs album

Midwich - Running Repairs album

  • Performer: Midwich
  • Genre: Electronic / Audio Files
  • Title: Running Repairs
  • Released: 2012
  • Style: Field Recording, Drone, Experimental
  • Label: Striate Cortex
  • Catalog: S.C.46
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 1646 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2724 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 825

Tracklist

1Bosky25:59
2Pennine Interlude2:17
3New Territories21:17

Credits

  • PerformerDaniel Thomas (tracks: A)

Notes

a) by daniel thomas and rob hayler, b) & c) by rob hayler, recorded march 2012

with many thanks to daniel and all my love to anne

Released in a hand made paper covered stiff outer, pro art, and printed discs.
Limited edition of 60 .

Comments

Bluddefender Bluddefender
Running Repairs which is probably the most remarkable Midwich release to date. A tiny two minute segment of buried voices and howling wind is sandwiched between a slowly evolving granular melody and a single oscillating note both of which run to over twenty minutes.

Where are the dainty pulses and head bobbing melodies? Drifting pastel coloured bubbles there was none. Delicate, floating flowers of tranquility had disappeared to be replaced with harsh and grating drones the likes of which appear to be new pathways for Midwich to explore. Familiarity there was none.

The hardest track to get through on Running Repairs is Bosky. Bosky is 25 minutes of a note taken for a walk. A primitive industrial buzz that had me wondering if I’d fallen asleep and woken up instead to the Kleistwhar LP’s. I went back and back again and still couldn’t make my mind up as to whether this was stimulating or annoying. Its certainly hypnotic and it is drone but of the kind that only people on Largactil would appreciate.

The opener New Territories is equally as hypnotic but much easier on the ear. A controlled amount of background fuzz over which a rapid and urgent industrial rhythm slowly mutates along its length until it dies out in a helicopter lift off. Maybe the clue is in the title? ( by Idwal Fisher )