life underwater

by midwich

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every day is the same and life underwater were the first publicly-available midwich albums and the first two releases on ffr. They were recorded quickly and wear their influences prominently: Nurse With Wound (especially in the short tracks and track titles), pan sonic (especially in the thumping ‘too early’), Vibracathedral Orchestra (in feel, I know it doesn’t sound like them) and various electronic stuff I was listening to at the time.

Despite feeling a bit unfinished, I’m proud of tracks like the icy ‘every day is the same’ and ‘rays’ – the warm bubbling of the latter became a bit of a signature style. The track 'life underwater' is well weird - what was I thinking? They also set the template for the ‘standard’ midwich release: four(ish) tracks alternating between short and spiky and long and droney.


released January 26, 2000



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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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