Our single of the week (29th January 2010)
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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