Tuesday, 17 February 2015



The Larval Tuning Fork (& Other Visions)
Year:    2011
Country:    Scotland , UK
Artist:    Dylan Nyoukis & Karen Constance
Label:    Twisted Knister rec.
Format:    LP
Edition:    300 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    76 min.
Genre:    electroacoustic
Style:          Experimental         Musique Concrète         Noise

Massive new album in an edition of 300 copies from the duo of Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis: The Larval Tuning Fork consist of two side-long works judiciously edited and put-together with an easy/impenetrable logic from live shows and performances across the globe. Much of this is on the minimal side as is the contemporary Blood Stereo style, with plundered conversations and small-scale clatter and drone put to the service of long blanks of almost hypnotically monomaniacal accumulations of tape and twonk. The way the whole deal is constructed unfolds with alla the seamless surreal appeal of a reverie or a dream, with extremely subtle vocal sounds see-sawing over a bed of barbed wire while what sounds like a buncha farmyard animals read fairytales to each other. Blood Stereo’s last few releases represent a considerable leap forward for the group in terms of logistics and advanced compositional vision and this is pretty much the apex of their contemporary form. Beautiful full-colour covers with artwork by Karen and an insert with sleeve notes from Angela Sawyer
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"Palatine arches"
Year:    2011
Country:    UK
City:   Brighton
Artist:    Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis
Label:    Beartown rec.
Format:    cassette
Edition:   50 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Experimental          Voices

Kids are running through the fields of hop and wheat. Kinds are running. Kids are running through the fields fast... What we can hear on this tape seems to be a rabid short wave, though there is a kind of trueness in all those elastic voices and rare rattletrap steel percussion. We stumble across more noise efforts on another side. One quenches the fire and pulls little naked people out of the cinder. They shimmer and cry creating phantasmagorical sound scheme.  Absolutely freak and very inspiring work.
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