I now have copies of the new trio LP I recorded live at last year’s TUSK festival with Oren Ambarchi and Mick Flower. The 35 minutes on the LP are the sum total of all the music we’ve ever played together as a trio, ie Mick and I had never played with Oren before and we had no rehearsal or soundcheck. It was a pretty wild set, Oren fitting right in and giving us a load of extra rocket-power, the packed crowd spurring us on, sound being great, etc etc. The LP is a good document of the night too. Hopefully we’ll be repeating this trio at some point before too long.
Also just out is another brain-frying Early Hominids CDR, “GOODBYE PA / NO MORE DTs”. This comprises two complete live performances at Leeds’ Wharf Chambers, and covers quite a bit of ground over and above our regular electronic ache. So much so that various of our past supporters have found sections of it wildly objectionable.
Both of these very fine releases are available to buy as physical product from my bigcartel shop. The Ambarchi/Campbell/Flower LP is also available as a digital download directly from TUSK.
A music collaboration between Derek Morton and Neil Campbell. Video by Derek Morton.
We made up around 50 copies of this CDR to distribute at our recent Cafe Oto gig, and came back with a small number.
A full hour’s worth of binaural recordings from last summer’s sessions at The Chapel Lab, all packaged in individual covers printed by Adam Davenport.
Hot-to-trot music by Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell, Adam Davenport, Michael Flower and John Godbert, all copies now gone.
My old friend Jeff Fuccillo has recently resurected his 90s tape label Union Pole, home to a few of my old releases. In addition to new material and offereing the entire Union Pole back-catalogue for download for a dollar (that’s a dollar for it ALL), he’s also making a few projected releases available that slipped through the cracks at the time.
One of these is OFF, a temporary band from 1993 comprising myself and Stewart Walden backed by Janet Bradley, Kate Eaton and Frances Hampton, three friends who had never played any music before. This was intended as the first Union Pole CD, but for various reasons it never happened. But now it’s available, download only (again, for a dollar) here.
To coincide with this, Jeff asked if I would make a mix for his Soundcloud page. I normally like to show off how wild and eclectic my tastes are, but at the time he asked the only things I was really listening to were my own recent recordings and Ke$ha. So I made him a 55-minute mix of these sounds, often playing simultaneously. Most of my own music here is at this time unreleased, some of it as ASC, some with Michael Flower, Richard Youngs and John Clyde-Evans, Early Hominids, Declan Owen and Iibiis Rooge. Here it is: