Will Montgomery / Robert Curgenven - Split LP 23531
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Will Montgomery / Robert Curgenven - Split LP 23531
Edition of 250 copies, letterpress print, obi and numbered insert.

Will Montgomery's "Heygate" is made from sounds sourced in and around the Heygate estate in the Elephant and Castle area of south London. The estate, finished in 1974, is a high-profile relic of Southwark Council?s vigorous housing construction programme in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now almost empty and facing demolition, it is to be replaced by a private development. The composition, which uses processed field recordings and material gathered with contact mics, a VLF receiver and telephone pick-up coil, seeks to present an encryption of the acoustic environment of the estate. In this way, it aims to recover the ethic of renewal buried deep in the contours of this very late example of local-authority modernism.

Robert Curgenven's "Looking for Narratives on Small Islands" Part One was mixed in London, UK and Flensburg, Germany from 34min live set recorded at The Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK, 12th July, 2009 incorporating "Transparence" dubplate (RF007), guitar feedback, binaural microphones, industrial fans, unprocessed field recordings from remote Australia, Germany and Japan. Part Two (3mins) recorded live at Cinema Oblo, Lausanne, Switzerland, 25 May, 2009 incorporating the same materials as Part One.