'Rönnblomsgatan Rudbecksgatan' EP
FREEHWEM003 / Sprachlos SPRACHLOS 001
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This is the debut EP from James Brewster / Peter Henning.
Here the duo focus almost entirely on no input electronics,
sculpting the feedback, hiss and hum of their equipment into
a variety of different forms. Brewster uses two samplers,
endlessly resampling small fragments of sound between the
two, while simultaneously reprocessing them and adding effects.
Henning mainly employs mixer feedback, moving rapidly from
sustained high frequency sine waves to abrasive stabs of bass
distortion, with tiny loops spinning off at intervals via
two delay pedals.
EP is primarily available as a free digital download, released
by Swedish netlabel Hwem and forming the third installment
of their latest series ’Free Hwem’. It can be
downloaded via www.hwem.net as MP3s. A physical version of
the EP is also available as a 3” CD-R, housed in a custom
designed box and released on Sprachlos, a specially formed
new sublabel of Peter Henning’s own Namenlos imprint.
five tracks of this 15 minute release were edited down from
over 3 hours of improvisations, and many of these original
sessions used other sound sources in addition to the duo’s
main instruments of sampler and mixer. These included processed
gongs and oil drums, synths and cassette players. But while
putting together this EP they realised that their no input
work formed the essence of the sound they had developed thus
far. As a result they felt that restricting themselves to
this material only would give the release more of a coherent
seven and a half minutes in length, ’444’ is the
obvious centrepiece of the EP. While some of the other tracks
have been more extensively edited, with this longer piece
they deliberately kept the editing to a minimum. The aim here
was to illustrate more clearly how their live improvisations
naturally develop in real time, showing how each sound gradually
evolves and recurs in a fluid performance.
the full release in the Audio
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