Let’s Get Obsolescent! Brand New Castles In Space LP Flies Off Shelves


Presenting The Superceded Sounds Of The New Obsolescents, a brand new deep space travelogue from the collective minds of DJ Food, Robin The Fog and Chris Weaver. Improvised live at the Museum Of London in 2016, it’s now heading off into the uncharted territories of 2021. Released last week by Castles In Space on limited edition moonrock coloured vinyl in one of five magnificent hand-cut foil sleeves designed by our very own Strictly Kev, all 300 copies sold out in an unprecedented 25 minutes! Fortunately the digital is still available here. It’s just as trippy and far more portable!

This album began life four years ago when the trio were tasked by Jonny Trunk with providing an all-night immersive soundtrack for the mammoth ‘Museum Of Last Parties’ extravaganza in the Museum of London’s Torch Room. Setting up their vintage reel to reel tape machines, turntables and various FX units in the very shadow of the torch that became the icon of the 2012 Olympics, the trio set about creating a soundtrack worthy of champions. It was quite the occasion!

Strange new worlds conjured from obsolete media, a vision of the future constructed completely live using nothing but vintage analogue technology and a sense of adventure. With a constant stream of revellers stopping by to lounge on moon-shaped cushions and enjoy this interstellar soundtrack being woven right before their ears, the trio amassed almost four hours of improvised oddities over the course of that evening. It wasn’t until the spring of 2020 when they suddenly found themselves at home with all plans cancelled and a LOT of spare time that the tapes were resurrected and the album started to take shape.

Now almost five years later, our cosmic drone power trio hhave finally brought home the trophy. The album has already been described by Ghost Box’s Jim Jupp as ‘Perfect Snow Music’ and it’s certainly the fastest selling LP I’ve been involved with! Profuse apologies to all the people who missed out – and I know you were legion – but the fact that this was among the very last stocks of the etched silver foil used for the hand-cut sleeves means that a second pressing is pretty much out of the question. However, The New Obsolescents shall return. Nobody can quite work out how yet, but plans are being made…



Author: Robin The Fog

Sound Artist, Radio Producer, DJ, founder and chief strategist of tape-loop proejct Howlround. Devout Catalyst.

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