The Tump Clump reaches episode 15, and due to the summer siesta for SoundArt Radio, this is a Mixcloud exclusive edition for July / August. Which also coincides with my 40th birthday so I decided to play a few extra tracks because I do not need to stick to the usual prescribed one hour slot......
Another disclaimer: I only play tracks I own. Either physically, digitally, or gifted to me direct from the artist/label. If you enjoy the sounds played on this show, please directly support the artists and labels buy purchasing some of their art.
Opening with the monolithic drone of Shiverdust by Lucidet which is taken from the Life Death Chaos Order album, a sprawling 4xCD / digital album of longform dirge and dark dynamics. A feast of a trip if ever there was one.
Drek 5 by Ekoplekz is next - part of a suite of unreleased tracks that Nick was kind enough to send me a while back. Check out his new single release which is on 7" lathe - be quick, not many left!
The next couple of tracks come from the compilation album The Quietened Mechanisms which was released by A Year In The Country back in 2018. I recently revisited my CD copy and released again just how many great tracks there are on the release. So I have included the offerings by Field Lines Cartographer and Grey Frequency which seem to sit well amongst the opening electronic drones of tonight's show. I love the way the Grey Frequency track melds into a lush pad with birdsong halfway through.
A track by False Moniker from the Screen Memory tape which was released on Strange Rules in 2020. Pretty much everything on the label is gold, but it seems to be a bit quiet of late as label owner Cremation Lily is concentrating on touring and releases their own sounds.
Then I gratuitously played my remix of the Klaus Von Mork track "Little Owl" from the Rental Yields Volume One compilation, out now on Front & Follow. It is really great to be involved in this digital series, and I thoroughly enjoyed putting this track together. It's a sort of noisy / squelchy distorted vision of KVM's original session recording and found samples. Future editions of the compilation will include the Megaheadphoneboy interpretation of my samples, and then the Klaus Von Mork rework of a Megaheadphoneboy track. There are 20 tracks on this volume, all of excellent quality and touching up the various strands of electronics / experimentals, and sales are raising money for the homeless shelter charity in Manchester, so please support if you are able.
AUTECHRE! I previously said on The Tump Clump that I wouldn't play any Autechre because if you wanted to listen to them you know where to find them. But for this special edition of the show (and to kind of commemorate my 40th birthday!) I decided to play Tankraken, lifted from the Versions edition of their 2008 Quaristice album. It still sounds superbly future, with icy percussion and moody grumbling bass. I hope the mixcloud algorithm AI doesn't pull my show because I played this.
Then more excellent moody electronics from Helm, with a track called MOLE from the recent Axis album.
Time to play some noisier stuff... kicking off with GRIMWITH who I recently discovered via the double edged sword of Instagram. Some great digital / tape noise coming at ya from Leeds. Check it.
I dipped back into the Rental Yields album with a track from Kinver Ponds and TarotPlane, with a track called For The Benefit Of The Community. Lovely brutal repetition and ethereal voices. Some might say "dismal".
Some may say that quite foolishly I decided to then play RatCornSample by DK. This beast of a track appeared in my inbox recently and I cackled hard and had to play it. So there. VAMPIRES!
Then a bit of crackling noise wall for you, 5 minutes to be exact, courtesy of Gynaeolotry and the Plastic Bag: A HNW tribute to Vomir. You will also found my Postman Lomu tribute to Vomir on the digital download extension should you really wish to listen to more.
Black Lead Crucibles is a side project of the mighty Disgusting Cathedral - a long form tense droning beast of dungeon noise. This meshes nicely into.....
....Hoodrat Messiah and the track Casablanca from the new EP called Gospel. Panic inducing atonal drones! Lovely stuff. Another artist I discovered via Instagram, and they often put up pictures of their wonderful array of pedals and synths used in the creation of these sounds.
To finish wish, I play a track by another Tump Clump favourite which is Salac, with their album closing number called Manifesto from Illicit Rituals. It's a few years now since they interviewed for my now defunct Snare Rush zine, so maybe I should try and entice them back to Intrusive Signals for some more. Hope to hear some new stuff from them soon!
That's it for now.