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Being a York resident myself, it’s fascinating to learn that this kind of music was coming out of the city in 1986/87, it’s not all Minster peals and Shed 7 you know. Recorded in the people’s republic of Acomb, a kind of satellite ‘village’ comprising of a few charity shops and the odd Greggs thrown in for good measure, it’s not exactly the type of place that ...

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Archival release on Fungal ft. early Tate works/collaborations.

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Calm In A Teacup by Darren Tate
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8/10 Clinton Staff review, 28 September 2012

Being a York resident myself, it’s fascinating to learn that this kind of music was coming out of the city in 1986/87, it’s not all Minster peals and Shed 7 you know. Recorded in the people’s republic of Acomb, a kind of satellite ‘village’ comprising of a few charity shops and the odd Greggs thrown in for good measure, it’s not exactly the type of place that would breed highly experimental ‘80s metallic scrapers.

The opening track is the sound of someone moving things around in a shed, the second track is piercing metallic screeches. It’s all found sounds, bowed and squeaked and scraped bits of metal. Pretty much as far out there as its possible to get before it can hardly be described as music anymore but as a document of the post industrial noise explorers this is more than vital. I mean, it makes Shadow Ring sound like Bananarama in comparison but fans of the likes of A Band and the noise experimenters that emerged from dreary old Britain in the 1980s with find plenty to enjoy.


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