Sandwell District “Feed-Forward” LP announced, where next blog posts Regis + Mick Harris live recording

October 14, 2010 § 1 Comment

UPDATE: FEED FORWARD LP HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL LATE NOVEMBER

Sandwell District, the collaboration effort of David Sumner (Function), Juan Mendez (Silent Servant), Karl O’Connor (Regis), and Peter Sutton (Female), has announced its first LP, entitled Feed Forward, is to launch in early November.

The double-vinyl package will feature the music we’ve come to expect and love from this camp.. plus more cryptic and evocative artwork by Juan Mendez (Silent Servant) in the form of a fanzine that will reflect his work at the where next blog/site. Mendez seems to be a heavy influence on this project as Karl O’Connor (Regis) indicated in a recent interview with Fact Magazine:

“Juan Mendez suggested we should make a record to accompany the Where Next fanzine he was doing and we all found the idea appealing: buy a fanzine get a free comp. I think we’ve been influenced by his artwork so I guess [the music] will have a very heavy, hypnotic theme.”

Fact Mag also had the first review I’ve read of the album:
A techno record though and through, it nonetheless has to it a scope and a depth beyond the shark-eyed dancefloor efficacy of the label’s celebrated past singles. The entire A-side is taken up by the three-part ‘Immolare’, which builds out of a dolorous cold wave ambience into punchy 4/4 minimalism, then string-laden syncopations, then heads-down, Chain Reaction-style warehouse techno.

Strings are prominent throughout the album: ‘Grey Cut Out”s arrangements are reminiscent of Gerard Hanson’s best work as Convextion and ERP, while the spaced-out arpeggios of ‘Svar’ evoke Harmonia and even RD Burman’s ‘Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildar Ka’. ‘Double Day’ is a gushing ambient interlude par excellence, and the album concludes with ‘Speed + Sound (Endless)’, equal parts torrid noise and shatteringly pretty, elegiac synth melody that wouldn’t sound out of place on the second side of Low.

Silent Servant Feed Forward 2xLP, 7″ and Fanzine

A1. Immolare (First)
A2. Immolare (Second)
A3. Immolare (Third)
B1. Grey Cut Out
B2. Hunting Lodge
C1. Falling The Same Way
C2. Svar
D1. Double Day
D2. Speed + Sound (Endless)

Limited bonus 7″ tracklist:

A1. Readymade – 1
B1. Readymade – 2

Also of note (and also on Mendez’s site)

KARL O’CONNOR & MICK HARRIS
TRACK IS TAKEN FROM THE LIMITED 7” CREATED
FOR THE NARCISSUS TRANCE GALLERY SHOW HELD IN LONDON.
THE PIECE WAS PLAYED LIVE ON AUG / 08 / 2010.

 

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