The Blow Volume 5 is the fifth in a series from Front & Follow of split tapes bringing artists together. This tape combines Dunning & Underwood, aka Graham Dunning and Sam Underwood. The two have collaborated by using The Mammouth Beat Organ - an instrument described as "a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument". That got your attention didn't it!  

Tape £7.99 FANDF056

Split tape on Front & Follow.

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The Blow Volume 5 by Dunning & Underwood
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8/10 Will 23 May 2019

Front and Follow are a Manchester-based label that have a series called 'The Blow' where they bring two artists together and give them a side each to do what they want with. The fifth volume of this brings together experimental musician Graham Dunning and sound artist Sam Underwood. They have built an insane machine called the Mammoth Beat Organ which is a modular, semi-autonomous 'contraption' operated by two people. The music it makes is very weird and strangely beautiful. There's a sense of magic knowing that this album was made on an instrument that's one of a kind. I encourage you to look up the Mammoth Beat Organ online because it's an amazing thing, complete with bicycle wheels, cogs, and levers. It can even play the drums. The music it makes is equally weird. You can hear wheels turning and cogs squeaking. You can hear the process of music making, as well as the product which is a marvellous thing. Each piece is preceded by the machine slowly chugging into action. My favourite song is definitely 'Demon' which reminds me of Suicide. Dunning and Underwood have created something unique and it's a joy to hear. 

P.S where I usually put recommendations, this time it's left blank because I honestly can't think of anything like it. 



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