I’ve just done a mix for my Mexican comrades Decayed Tapes. After much conceptual wrangling on my part, trying and rejecting various harebrained ideas, it ended up being a simple selection of music I like right now – some new music, some old favourites, no stylistic thread particularly, just something I’d enjoy playing myself. Listening back to it before I sent it to them, I was struck by the idea that there might be something on here to annoy the hell out of everyone apart from myself. So be it!
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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: