Disasters By Choice
Skrima - Tapes (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) - NEW
Released: 21 Jun 2018
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
[A2] Tune Casio
[A3] Tick Soul
LP Bianca Series in white vinyl, limited edition of 200 copies, each on different artwork cover.
The 200 sleeves are made by hand @Kolatadesign, using epoxy resin and volcanic lapilli.
All the tapes were recorded between 1981 and 1983. The added effects and mixing on four tracks was done between 1983 and 1986.
'Eetnaa' and 'Vacuum' reworked in 1999.
Track notes on insert paper:
Inspired by the 1981 film of the same name, this track features the voice of an opera singer recorded on a tape which is then treated with a cotton swab covered in light sandpaper. In the background, certain harmonies are layered together, picked up by the microphones almost incidentally.
This track celebrates the twilight of the last noisy appliances, destined for extinction. My favorite sound was a Bosch refrigerator from the 1960s, subject to electrical surges that created irregular and minimal rhythms. The ideal background for the faulty Casio keyboards I used at the time.
This composition revolves around the buzzing of flickering Christmas tree lights, captured as the interference from various appliances. The original recording has been subjected to repeated reworkings with an EkoMultitone.
The audio material for this triptych was taken from a series of recordings made at Stromboli by placing microphones in the crevices of volcanic rock, in order to capture the force of the wind and the rumbling of the active volcano. The other sounds in the background come from a soundscape recorded on the street where I lived at the time called, not surprisingly, Via Industriale.