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As I'm too stupid to make head nor tail of the wordy press release but what this appears to be is a "a project which examines the rituals of performance, the signifiers of bourgeois culture and the absurdities inherent in the middle class art gaze". Had a quick listen and yeah it's sound art, basically. Odd spoken word vocals over weird rhythms. 

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The Modern Institute by The Modern Institute
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8/10 Laurie Staff review, 29 June 2017

Members of Golden Teacher collab with some guy called James Stephen Wright on this clear plastic record to attempt to subvert the middle class art world and it’s pompous chin-stroking and performance rituals. Maybe they’re talking about the jazz night at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds’ most middle class suburb. Some right buffs over there.

They’re somehow doing this by making an oddball post-techno spoken word hybrid record for Night School, I don’t get how this is sticking it to the bourgeoisie but oh well. I grew up in Devon, I’m probably part of the problem. This is a creepy ass record - it flits between quirky synth squelches from the depths of acid techno (minus the entire kick/perc section) and some ghostly, distorted spoken segments in the background that I can’t make out the words of but I’m sure it’s probably cutting stuff. The synth lines are sometimes sporadic but most often repeated, echoing the music makers’ techno background, all lazer beams and industry. The whole abstracted dance music thing has been done a lot these days but this seems to be a fresh take, just stripping it back to a few miniature synth noises and running with that for a while, warping the textures and occasionally barking through a shite mic. If you're into folks like Evol then you'll be well into this.

The last thing the press release says is “Ask questions, just don’t ask for answers” which I just love.


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