TOPOLOGY OF A PHANTOM CITY
CD-R Auricle AMCDR 205 £7.00
Their Empty Places
Appear With Perfect Distinctness 2'59"
2. A Median Hip And Two
Accessory Smaller Bulges 0'29"
3. Pedicare Bait Bath 2'21"
4. Perpendicular To The
First Direction 2'33"
5. Only A Square Of
Naked Earth 6'11"
6. The Ground Is
Invisible, Or Virtually So, Between The Fronds 1'26"
7. We Have Lost The
Power Of Speech 1'04"
8. Not Entirely Straight 1'04"
9. After Subtracting The
12. The Voyeur's
13. Damn You 2'26"
14. Psycho Groove 4'06"
15. Deep Space 2'05"
16. Rien Ne Va
17. In Petrified
Dramas That Are Quite Incomprehensible 11'38"
21. The Same
Smile, Which Can Be Interpreted As Derision
Just As Well As Affection, Or The Total Absence Of
Any Feeling Whatever 10'49"
and mixed at Tachyon Studio by Alan
Freeman, February 2008, December 2009, November 2013 to January 2014 and July
Produced by Auricle Music and Ultima Thule, © July 2014.
Album title, some track titles and text adapted from material by Alain
Cover design by Alan Freeman.
composition and sound construction by Alan Freeman using digital
editing tools such as Sonic Foundry and DX plug-ins, all manually constructed
using real cut and paste, collage, sound contortion and effects processing
Additional material courtesy of...
Endgame (Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Jim Tetlow) on tracks 3 &
Victoria Bourne (voice) on tracks 3 & 12.
Ruin (Curly, Stu, Craig, Jack & Wilf) on tracks 10 &14.
Triax (Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Dave Powell) on track 10.
All other borrowed materials taken from various obscure sources, some
of it related to Nurse With Wound in some way, and much of it not at all!
The Newt Hounds project was originally an offshoot/concept by the
brothers Alan & Steve Freeman of Alto Stratus. The debut "The
Poignant Device" kind of lampooned the Nurse With Wound ethic and style of
sonic art composition. This project started life as some left-over ideas from
the second The Newt Hounds album "Loose Nuts" released in 2007, a
99 track collection of sound fragments and compositions running a wide gamut
As the years went on, with a vast
number of new recycled loops and collages amassed, it all became more of a
personal project than a third Newt Hounds album. Thus "Topology Of A
Phantom City" turned into a new concept, partly Nurse With Wound
inspired, but also a dedication to the surreal French cinema of the 1970's
and the innovators in musique-concrete at the INA-GRM.
CD-R: 12 numbered copies - released 13/10/2014.
Bandcamp download - released 13/10/2015.
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