Our first release is an 8-way split, across 4x3"CDRs, with a full colour booklet featuring artwork from each of the bands. Limited edition of 80. Groups featured are:
Psykick Dancehall present music from some of the most exciting and innovative groups currently working in the UK.
The bands represented here have all honed an improvisatory method based less on performance artifice and ecstatic submission than attention to a multi-faceted, reciprocal and open dynamic in which a love for original audio articulation engenders an artistry wholly connected with the “liveness” of collective improvisation, one fully engaged with the spaces between listening and spontaneous composition.
The variety of approach in this collective enterprise is a testament to the fertility of the ideas being exchanged, with avant-mong practitioners Blood Stereo blurring the line between human/animal utterance and Chora revelling in the shatter of exponential resonance alongside the explicitly spatial & tonal hocquets of Parting Wild Horse’s Mane and Divine Coils, Helhesten and Towering Breaker’s beautiful loci of bodily abstraction, Nackt Insecten’s beams of cosmic beard and Usurper’s joyously luddite expedition to the limits of wilful ambiguity and the corners of improvised deconstruction.
Four 3-inch cds packaged in a 7-inch slipcase with artwork from each band holds all this joy together.