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Hessien - Skurjn

Our single of the week (29th January 2010) 14 people love me. Be the 15th...

Skurjn by Hessien
  • CD single £7.29
  • Ltd 3" CD in cork sleeve on Handstitched*. Edn of 100 copies (Charles Sage/ Maps & Diagrams) (HS003)
  • Artist: Hessien
  • Label: Handstitched
  • Genres: Electronica / IDM
  • Sold out, sorry!
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(1 review) 9/10

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9/10 according to on Thu 28 Jan, 2010

In between hanging around with Aussie sound art artist chap called Charles Sage, Tim Martin (Maps & Diagrams) has been hob knobbing and hanging around with Dennis Nilsen and Jeremy Bamber, Crazy times! Tim & Charles (no Jeremy an Dennis though...) have created some music under the guise of Hessien. They've collaborated to make a rather lovely 5 track EP called Skurjn. Like the other releases on the Handstitched label it's lovingly packaged in some hand stitched cork and uber limited (there's 100 of this one). Well nice!! This is dreamy stuff.... beautiful post rock style guitars over fuzzy soundscapes. Plenty of micro noises and electronics going layering over the field recordings to make a complex yet accessible lump of ear noise. It's very busy yet un cluttered. Listen to it with headphones though and you'll be amazed at the level of detail and the richness of the music comes alive. Fans of Moteer, Mobeer, Manual will lap this up!! This will make a superb addition to your 3" family but be quick as the last 2 releases on the label sold out in hours! And maybe if you don't Dennis and Jeremy will get ya......

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Hessien occurs somewhere between the UK and Australia, somewhere between the hours of 11pm and 6am (Southern Hemisphere) & 9am and 8pm (Northern Hemisphere) Hessien is made up of acoustic noise artist Charles Sage (Australia) and Tim Diagram of Maps and Diagrams (UK). They collided through a coincidence and were pleased to note that the collision has produced an EP - 'Skurjn', to be released in February. Skurjn is the first EP from Hessien, is limited to 100 copies (worldwide) housed in hand-stitched cork sleeves (from a sustainable source).

The musical contents are acoustically-challenged, inverted and lo-fi, an amalgamation of tanglible styles, pedal-work and mangled, modern conversions that combine the audible landscapes into one bigger image. Each song has been constructed from live workings and sketches of sound and field recordings, stitched together with fine acoustic thread and broken down into less accessible fragments to be built up again into mutual timings and compositions.

'Skurjn' will be available from Norman Records and eventually via digital form from Handstitched* Recordings. Hessien also have a single due for release shortly on Beko (digital single label) in France. Hessien can be found randomly recurring at short intervals around the Equatorial 3rd parallel-north in the early hours of the morning (or late at night, depending from which side you're looking at it)

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