Thursday, January 28, 2010

Antarctic Fire

Cindytalk / Robert Hampson: Five Mountains Of Fire / Antarctica Ends Here 10"

2 tracks:
Cindytalk - Five Mountains Of Fire

Gordon Sharp: electronics
Paul Middleton: drums
Dan Knowler: Guitar
Gary Jeff: Percussion
Sherrill Crosby: Electronics
Pre-mixed /re-played by GS at Roi Vert, Okamoto, Japan, March 2009.

Robert Hampson - Antarctica Ends Here

Dedicated to John Cale
Recorded and Mixed at Thirst 2007–2009 in London and Paris

Design: Dave Coppenhall

"Cindytalk’s Gordon Sharp and Robert Hampson (Loop. Main...) are 2 characters of legend circulating on the periphery of London (and beyond) underground music over the last 2 plus decades. It may come as s surprise then that this stunning split 10" is the first meeting of these two singular minds.
'Five Mountains Of Fire' by Cindytalk is a cracking track taking their recent brittle electronic experiments and charging them with firecracker like percussion to create a pleasantly disorienting soundscape. Flip it over and Hampson delivers the practical polar opposite with Antarctica Ends Here. An exceptionally beautiful piece utilizing piano and carefully placed electronics so as not to break the ice, a tribute to John Cale's 'Antarctica Starts Here' (from 'Paris, 1919' album)".
Limited to 500 copies.

Pre-order here .
Copies will be shipped mid March 2010


cinder said...

great cover design by dave coppenhall!!!

shrill said...

yeah, beautiful! can't wait to hold one.