new ways of saying yes

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released January 10, 2014

Released on CDr in 2002 (with the great cover above) by the now sadly defunct Trademarked Industries.

I’ve always been in two minds about this one. The title is unusually upbeat, as is the quick opener, ‘mysterious parcel’, which lumbers comically from foot to foot for 40 seconds. The closer, ‘gradual, new’, is a 14 minute fuzz-drone that radiates blissed-out happiness and contentment. Odd, I know - what was I thinking?

The trouble comes in between. ‘Stomaching’ is a minimal, splintering, battle-of-the-car-alarms that I now find too gruelling to get through. ‘Doubled over’ is a muscular analogue throb that remains satisfyingly pummelling at high volume but is hardly easy listening. I’m guessing these tracks were inspired by a bout of gut-churning illness – alcohol related – that I endured in the squalid, slug-infested hovel where I was then living...

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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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