When Christchurch, New Zealand's Mike Minchington (aka Months) and I discovered that we were both house sitting and recording music on opposite sides of the world at the same time this split cassette became inevitable. Mike has been around the NZ noise scene for some time but most of his releases have been self-released tapes in editions even smaller than this one. The last few years have seen some wider exposure with his duo Memory Burn opening for Merzbow in Auckland and appearing at Lines of Flight in Dunedin. Here he turns in a fine layered drone piece vaguely in the Birchville Cat Motel tradition. My side, recorded in Oxford, is a suite of minimalist shimmer and hum for guitar and Marshall micro amp (preceded by a couple of fairly perverse curve balls). The cover is black on frosted silver card. 40 copies.
released May 3, 2014
S&M in the USA (pts. 1-6)
Guitar, Marshall MS-2 micro amp, Bontempi Memoplay, front photo.
Recorded while house sitting, 5 September 2013, Charles St., Oxford, UK. Thanks to Sally and Matt.
New Brighton Light Fading
Guitar, Two Amps, Effects, Tapes, Mini KP Kaoss Pad, back photo.
Recorded while house sitting, 25/08/2013 at No. 13 Ida Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, N.Z. Thanks to S.M. and B.S.
Yoko Ono Tribute Weekend