DIV SOUND SUNSHINE
Monday, 19 October 2009
Total Vermin October Update
New tapes, fifty copies each. £2.50 each, plus postage. Orders to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, as ever.
TOTAL VERMIN #26: FILTHY SMEAR - CONSTIPATED ALBION C26
Dirty protest/remote collaboration between muckers Turd and Campaign. Tape noise, traffic noise, trumpet noise, bashing and crooning. Artwork by Ms Susan Fitzpatrick.
TOTAL VERMIN #27: MORAL HOLIDAY/A JARVIS C20
Moral Holiday is a synth-based solo project from Ashtray Navigations mainman Phil Todd. All swooping flourishes and animal yelps, like a caged Harmonia. Todd's former bandmate in A Warm Palindrome, Andy Jarvis (also of Sculptress, Saboteuse, et al), takes the other side. He uses guitar and synthesizers to steer his craft through these lunar waters.
TOTAL VERMIN #28: BAD ORB/PLUM SLATE C20
More in the way of eerie disembodied voices and creeping electronics from Bad Orb, a la the previous Total Vermin tape. Plum Slate in acoustic mode; feedback hum and occasional twanged strings.
TOTAL VERMIN #29: MPO/LERM - OZ OZ ALICE 1 C43
MPO/LERM is, in fact, none other than the Ceramic Hobs, with the first motion of the Oz Oz Alice Project. A potted history of the Hobs, should you need it, can be found here. This astounding document shows that Phase Eight of the Hobs is as brilliantly cracked as ever, with energy and ideas gushing out at every turn of the spool.
TOTAL VERMIN #30: SERVANTS OF CULTURE, DRINKERS OF PEARLS VOLUME I C40
The first in a series of 6 artiste compilations, this cassette comprises Dead Labour Process, Littlecreature Courses Thorough Content in Ribald Constance, Shareholder, Deepkiss 720, Plum Slate and Sindre Bjerga.