natural wastage

by midwich

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This is a single, half-hour track, comprising two movements underpinned by an ever-present fuzztone. Part one is a field recording of a gelatinous, foot-long woodlouse eating strange white fungi on an otherwise deserted Pacific island. Part two documents the arrival of a storm-blown flock of robo-finches. They eat the woodlouse and, in so doing, activate an age-old curse which causes the island to sink. Why are you looking at me like that? It does.

Originally released in 2002 by Chris Gowers as a cdr on his lovely label evelyn records (not to be confused with the Copenhagen based Evelyn Records). Chris had the smart idea of issuing cdrs in series thus encouraging repeat custom via subscription. Mine was part of series two.


released January 10, 2014



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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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