a.r.c. soundtracks Dereliction/Mirror (numbered CD, £10.95)label: Gizeh Records
A.R.C. Soundtracks is the audio/visual project of K.Craig and David Armes. DERELICTION//MIRROR is the duo’s third release, following on from a debut album; Archive: Volume One (Little Crackd Rabbit) and a cassette release for Sacred Tapes, From A Shattered Beam. DERELICTION//MIRROR was created on-residency at Salford's Islington Mill, home to GNOD, Sacred Tapes and many other noise/experimental musicians and labels. It is an audio/visual piece that uses the semi-derelict attic spaces as both inspiration and source material. Focussing on the notion of ruins and their potential for reappropriation, DERELICTION//MIRROR combines a dense, multi-layered sound-world with ritualistic visuals to create an immersive, hypnotic work. This film and soundtrack takes us into a bleak auditory realm of post-industrial structures and traces the role of the body within these liminal spaces. Strained harmonics and industrial, discordance mesh with veiled rhythms and spoken-word narrative to create a heavy, static energy to both sound and visuals. • Tracklisting: 1 • DERELICTION//MIRROR2 • FIELD//TRESPASS 3 • RUINS//RITUAL 4 • INTERIOR//STRATA 5 • DUST//SURVEILLANCE6 • TERRAIN//VAGUE7 • FOUNDRY//CORE8 • HYBRID//AGENCY9 • IMPERIAL//NOSTALGIA Limited Edition of 175 copies in hand-screen-printed sleeves. • Artwork by Gizeh’s in-house art dept. SmilingPaperGhosts. • Sixth instalment of Gizeh’s Dark Peak series. • The band have previously released on Sacred Tapes and Little Crackd Rabbit.
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