|A||–Preslav Literary School and Machinefabriek, Poldr, Posset, Benjamin Freeth, Steven Walker, Bethan Maddocks, Cara Bell-Jones, Jamie Charlton, Lee Etherington, Nick Williams||Side A||14:26|
|B||–Preslav Literary School and Machinefabriek, Poldr, Posset, Benjamin Freeth, Steven Walker, Bethan Maddocks, Cara Bell-Jones, Jamie Charlton, Lee Etherington, Nick Williams||Side B||14:47|
- Ensemble – Benjamin Freeth, Benjamin Laurent Aman, Bethan Maddox, Cara Bell-Jones, Jamie Charlton, Joe Murray , Lee Etherington, Nick Williams, Rutger Zuydervelt, Steven Walker
- Mastered By – Lord Cry Cry
- Producer – Preslav Literary School
NotesPreslav Literary School held two days of workshops on making tape-loops from compact cassettes in December 2009 at Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Participants then worked with the new archive of loops in front of a live audience in a performance involving multiple playback machines, mixers, real tape delays and live cassette manipulation.
Recalling the sounds of Faust, Popol Vuh, Throbbing Gristle, The Skaters and Broadcast the album draws on the energy of other decades and scenes as diverse as US underground noise, German krautrock and French musique concrète. At times melodic and blissful, at others dark and cut-up, the album seems to move beyond its constituent parts and methodology to reach something haunting and engaging. The album was mixed and mastered as it was played live, with no extra overdubs, by the cult Berlin dubstep producer Lord Cry Cry (Blunt Force Trauma).
The vinyl, whose packaging is based on vintage cassette design features commissioned artwork from Supanaught and photography from Marion Auburtin with a free digital download of all material, plus a bonus, exclusive Machinefabriek solo tape set from the same performance.
|NEU019||Various||Echolalia (12", Album, TP, W/Lbl)||NO-FI||NEU019||UK||2010|