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'absent friends' features a multi-tracked recording made in my backyard on a July evening - birds, wind-chimes, traffic, neighbour calling their cat. Everything else comes out of a battered Roland MC-303. The live versions were recorded at Wharf Chambers, Leeds on Saturday 29th November, 2014 at a gig celebrating the 5th anniversary of the radiofreemidwich blog. See:

...for more details, photos and links. The ripple of applause a minute or two into the live track is the response to me releasing a helium party balloon I had hidden under my table.


released December 3, 2014

Thanks to Mitch for organizing the show, thanks to Dan for recording it - Rob H



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midwich Leeds, UK

Rob Hayler's long running noise/drone project based in Leeds, UK. All-enveloping, heart-swelling, fuzz-tone ego- dissolution with spiky interludes.

Search Bandcamp for stuff by midwich on other labels. Visit the radiofreemidwich blog, where Rob is the editor, for other back catalogue downloads and entertaining writing about experimental music.
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