December 08, 2014

Dub Variations at Music Won't Save You

So, Italian blog Music Won't Save You has put up a review of The Thomas Family's Dub Variations album (still available via Crow Versus Crow). The original article can be found here, although I have a sketchy web translation below;

"Over three-quarters of an hour of low frequencies in gradual evolution, broken down into three long tracks, constitute the first witness to the duo formed by Daniel and David Thomas under the alias The Thomas Family, as you can imagine fruit of a thin humor, as the two (who had already collaborated in projects Hagman and TST) are not bound by any restriction of kinship.

Misleading at least as far as the name and the title of their first work, published in an edited edition of only one hundred copies. "Dub Variations" has in fact very little of the dub as usually understood, tabling if anything a declination eroded beyond the bone, reduced to very low frequencies from the gait almost completely arrhythmic and variations just above the level of perception. As a result, there is a universe by the substantial nature dark-ambient, resulting from the interaction of roaring field recordings and minimal sketches produced by modular synthesizer.

The crescendo (or rather, the thickening) followed by the iter traces located outcome, in the final, in a rhythmic content slightly more pronounced, which however does not deviate "Dub Variations" by the essence of impenetrable modulation sound stamps that seem to come from claustrophobic subterranean depth."

December 04, 2014

Daniel Thomas - Visitors

And, whilst I'm able to post, I should mention that Visitors from Daniel Thomas came out on our sister-label, Cherry Row Recordings, at the end of last week. Sales have been swift and there's only three copies left, so get your skates on if you're interested. Whilst plugging Cherry Row, I guess I should also mention that I still have two copies of Midwich's Inertia Crocodile left...

Daniel Thomas and Friends at Igloo

So, Stephen over at Igloo Magazine has written a bumper review, featuring a host of releases that I've been involved with over the past few months, including;

TST - Tsim Sha Tsui (Sheepscar Light Industrial)
TST - The Spoken Truth (Hairdryer Excommunication)
Midwich - Inertia Crocodile (Cherry Row Recordings)
Daniel Thomas - Enemy Territory (Cherry Row Recordings)
Hagman - Number Mask (LF Records)
Daniel Thomas - That Which Sometimes Falls Between Us / As Light Fades (Kirkstall Dark Matter)

Radio Free Midwich 5th Birthday Shindig

So, last weekend (give or take a day or two) was the fifth birthday of Radio Free Midwich (and the twentieth of Midwich!), celebrated at Wharf Chambers, thanks to Mitch from Forgets and some opportunistic hijacking from Rob. There were performances from Hagman, Human Combustion Engine, Midwich, UK Muzzlers (Neil Campbell and John Clyde-Evans) and Forgets...

It was a grand old affair; despite the fact that a dearth of taxis meant I walked back to Sheepscar with my MS20 slung over my shoulder and a punishingly heavy record box in my arms. Ouch! Rob, who accompanied me on this odyssey had his MC303 in a back-pack and was carrying a bag which had a helium balloon in it. A much more sensible approach.

Any hoo, to read more, head over to RFM. YOu may also wish to drop by Bandcamp, where the Midwich, along with a 'studio' version of it, can be found and downloaded...

The Thomas Family - Dub Variations Reviewed

So, seems as if The Thomas Family album, beautifully rendered by Crow Versus Crow has been getting a few reviews. Captured here are words from Norman Records, Swirls of Noise and Radio Free Midwich.

Norman Records;

"subtle at best"

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Swirls of Noise;

Radio Free Midwich;

"In summary: this is fucking great."

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Kodama Woods and Dub Variations at We Need No Swords

So, Paul over at We Need No Swords has been further busying himself with a review if three pieces; Circadian Escapades from Kevin Sanders / Hairdryer Excommunication, Kodama Woods from Daniel Thomas and Dub Variations from The Thomas Family (via Crow Versus Crow).

On Dub Variations;

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Eye For Detail Reviews

So, it's been a while since Eye For Detail, the Midwich remix album hit the shelves of Bandcamp and a few reviews have sprung up. First up, via Radio Free Midwich, Joe and Nick give their track by track deconstructions;

Meanwhile, over at We Need No Swords, Paul gives us the following;

November 05, 2014

Kodama Woods at Thought Bubble

So, I made a soundtrack for Tom Eglington's Kodama Woods installation, which is part of the 2014 Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival (running from the 9th to the 16th of November). This recording is designed to play as a loop; however, the file size restrictions of Bandcamp mean that is has to be split in two.

This album is free to download; although, should you decide to pay for it, please note that ALL proceeds will be donated to Barnardo's.