Hello You. Very proud to be making a contribution to the latest charity compilation by the ever superb Front And Follow label, the third volume in an ongoing series where all profits are going directly to help those in need around the Manchester area. This latest edition joins its two predecessors in boasting a massive line-up featuring the pick of the UK experimental scene, all experimenting with a rather novel new approach where each artist is encouraged to steal from another! Trust me, it all makes perfect sense…
Front & Follow and Gated Canal Community present VOLUME THREE of RENTAL YIELDS – a multi-release collaboration project raising money to tackle homelessness in Manchester. Inspired (if that’s the right word – perhaps ‘motivated’…) by our current housing system, the project encourages artists to steal (or borrow, nicely) from another artist to create their own new track – in the process producing HIGH RENTAL YIELDS. Over 100 artists are now involved (the spreadsheet is fun), each one tasked with creating a new track from the sounds created by someone else – we are then collating the tracks and releasing them over the course of the next year.
This is VOLUME THREE, featuring 25 new tracks and 50 artists. All money raised will go to SPIN (Supporting People in Need), whose purpose is to feed, shelter, clothe and generally support the homeless and people in need of Greater Manchester.
Elsewhere, those of you whose appetite is not sated by a weekly dose of Resonance FM’s Fog Cast might be interested in a guest mix I put together for Dronica on sister channel Resonance Extra a couple of weeks back. Featuring some of my favourite music from the past year or so, including a few selections I consider a bit ‘too hot’ for my usual weekly outlet, listen out for The Utopia Strong, Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko, Hainbach & My Panda Shall Fly, Nad Spiro, SkyH1 – and that’s just the first 15 minutes! The full two hour mix is now available to stream in full from the Resonance Extra Mixcloud page and it’s a pretty fantastic voyage, though I say so myself!
And finally, after years of rumour, suspicion and intrigue, I’m absolutely delighted to see that the anthology omnibus edition of The Delaware Road is now available to pre-order from Buried Treasure.
Over three years after the last ‘gathering of the tribe’ at a top secret military training facility in the heart of Salisbury Plain (not to mention five years since the tribe gathered for an evening inside an equally top secret Nuclear Bunker in Essex), the screenplay that has to date inspired a series of zines, a compilation album, three substantial festivals and a huge amount of renewed interest in Radiophonics, black propaganda, esoteric traditions and Wyrd British folklore is now available as a lavishly packaged anthology edition with postcards, fliers, a pack of ‘DELATABS’ and the usual beautiful artwork by Nick Taylor.
A limited number even feature this delightfully cute 4″ ‘Transcription Disc’ produced by Delaware Road lynchpin Alan Gubby and featuring Howlround tape noise, words by Dolly Dolly and some secret, forbidden recordings from who knows where or when, quite frankly.
When I say ‘cute’, I am of course talking in terms of size only, the actual recorded contents sound positively demonic! This is officially the second smallest recording format of my career, but as no copies survive of the actual smallest (a deeply ridiculous and impractical object), you’ll just have to take my word for it. Anyway, pre-order your copy here while stocks last.