neil campbell – the hearing force of the humanverse

June 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Posted in fencing flatworm, no audience underground | Leave a comment
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ff013 neil campbell – the hearing force of the humanverse

  1. calder rising blending neverending
  2. roadside shimmering oxide
  3. morse flowers
  4. palace bathroom floor
  5. DEAD CAGE
  6. puffed dirt shredded wood
  7. oxters
  8. panic skrike
  9. diesel kingdom

…and whilst I’m on about Neil, here’s another dusty classic rescued from the FFR Heritage Archive basement grimoire store.  The spec: Neil’s second solo venture for ffr comprises 9 tracks originally segued together into one 34 minute piece.  The various bits were created between 1998 and 2001 and, for the record, DEAD CAGE was adapted from a composition by long time collaborator Stewart Walden.  The title is a dreadful pun on ‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’ by Albert Ayler.  Yeah, I know – but what can you do?

Anyway, the music is a mixture of Vibracathedral-style drone-rituals interleaved with scribbled sketches, all of which have been phased, phlanged and philtered into expressions of Neil’s inimitable groove.  Voice, bells, strings, short-wave radio all feature making this a relatively ‘semi-acoustic’ business.  Very much a pre-Astral Social Club, pre-Kaossilator, pre-lapsarian region of the Campbell discography.  Lovely.

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