new to stock as of
january 19th, 2010
|unshaped led (scotland) #unshapedled001 cd|
the one ensemble / sarah kenchington “dummy jim” compact disc
- 4.30 am
- universal wonders
- better to wear out shoes than sheets
- a couple of jumpers
- bully storm
- well-painted bicycle
- the crab instructs her young
- a hollow tube
- khaki knickers
- prince olaf
- midnight sun
- granite city
- a rare lad
|january 2010 release ; lovely set of music from daniel padden’s one ensemble, here collaborating with kinetic sculptor / sound-artist sarah kenchington on this full-length score for the titular matt hulse film (padden & hulse had previously collaborated on hulse’s 2004 short “half life”) ...|
present is everything we’ve loved about the ensemble thusfar ; the vaguely sea-shanty / gypsy-themed instrumentation (accordion, violin, brass) but also some fine free-percussion & kenchington’s jean tinguely-lineage constructs (which are given their own “spotlights” here & there ; one of the later pieces reminds me of akio suzuki’s analapos) ...
while this music undoubtedly adds loads of “mood” to the film (which, apropos, is apparently about a deaf long-distance cyclist), it also works very nicely as a recorded album, ranking amongst the ensemble’s finest ... self-pressed disc from this new padden / hulse enterprise, unlikely to be available from the normal channels (which is where we come in) ...
|unshaped led press release...|
the one ensemble & sarah kenchington 'dummy jim'
'dummy jim' is based on the story of james duthie, a profoundly deaf man from the north-east of scotland who, in 1951, cycled a solo trip over 3000 miles to the arctic circle and back. he wrote a journal 'i cycled into the arctic circle' which was the starting point for matt hulse's film. the music on this album will form the basis of the film soundtrack.
if you're unfamiliar with sarah kenchington, she makes remarkable mechanical musical instruments, and i recently made an album with her 'the bellow switch' (on luke fowler's shadazz label).