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Performer: Ex-Easter Island Head
Title: Two Comissions For Cassette Tape
Released: 2014
Style: Modern Classical
Category: Electronic / Jazz
Rating: 4.6 ✦
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Two Commission for Cassette Tape is Ex-¬Easter Island Head's first release for the Manchester-based Tombed Visions label and their first release ever on the format . Part celebration, mourning and wake, the piece sees Bill's typewriter returned to Antrim ¬ the county of his birth and resting place of his ashes – and incorporated into a deeply personal ritual of sound and remembrance.

The brief was to create Half-erased, deliberately fogged works across lo-fi, spoken word, and the analogue/digital crossover.

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Low Point stalwarts Ex-Easter Island Head’s first excursion onto Manchester-based Tombed Visions is ‘Two Commissions for Cassette Tape’. Two expansive fifteen-minute pieces see the Liverpool ensemble developing their sound even further afield, the unique elements being locative briefs, a focus on loops, the sonic and mechanical qualities of cassette tape, and a faintly discernable elegiac crosscurrent

Two Commissions for Cassette Tape is Ex-Easter Island Head's first collection of commissioned works, in this case two pieces utilising cassette tape as an integral part of the work. A Curfew Tower for Bill Morrison" is the result of the group pared down to a duo, utilising a pair of prepared guitars, percussion and typewriter as well as the acoustic properties of the titular tower to create a piece in memory of playwright, producer and director Bill Morrison (1940-2011). The brief from Mercy director Nathan Jones was to present works which reinvent retro-impulses and personal histories. Half-erased, deliberately fogged works across lo-fi, spoken word, and the analogue/digital crossover.

Ex-Easter Island Head performed recently for Radio 3's 'Exposure' programme; Liverpool; Ex-Easter Island Head, Germanager, Dialect, Exposure - BBC Radio 3. Verity Sharp hosts Exposure in Liverpool at the IWF Substation. Taken from the forthcoming Stereocilia tape 'A Late Spring Never Lies', out soon on Low Point. Footage of Ex-Easter Island Head's performance last night, courtesy of NTS radio; 12,269 Views.

All cassette tapes are supplied with a clean jewel case. Special attributes: None. A significant portion of all tapes is play-tested. This cassette has been fully play tested, this is genuine, using a 3 head or 2 head cassette deck or on a Walkman. The cassette should play ok although the sound quality may vary depending on the system you choose to playback the cassette on. £1. 0.

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Tracklist

A1 A Curfew Tower for Bill Morrison 1: Antrim 5:59
A2 A Curfew Tower for Bill Morrison 2: A Curfew Tower 4:31
A3 A Curfew Tower for Bill Morrison 3: Cairn 6:55
B Mercy Comission 15:58

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Roughgrain

Credits

  • Design – Lewis Mclean
  • Mastered By – Martin Kuchta
  • Mixed By – James Rand

Notes

‘A Curfew Tower for Bill Morrison’ was commissioned by Static Gallery, Liverpool and was written and recorded across five days in The Curfew Tower, Cushendall; an 18th century tower functioning as an artists' residency in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using a pair of microphones, two prepared guitars, cassette four track, percussion and the resonant properties of the stone walls, wooden floors and narrow passageways within the four-story structure’s architecture, the piece sees the duo of Benjamin D. Duvall and Patrick Morrison reflecting on the life of playwright, director, actor and mentor Bill Morrison (1940-2011). Part celebration, mourning and wake, the piece sees Bill's typewriter returned to Antrim the county of his birth and resting place of his ashes – and incorporated into a deeply personal ritual of sound and remembrance.

‘Mercy Commission’ was an evening length installation piece for three cassette tape loops and multiple speakers, commissioned by Mercy Arts/Literature agency as part of the Spectres of Spectacle event held at Static Gallery, Liverpool, 29 September 2011. The brief was to create “Half-erased, deliberately fogged works across lo-fi, spoken word, and the analogue/digital crossover”. The three loops each represent a fragment of a personal history: a lost mangled loop of voice and synthesiser unearthed, a prepared bass guitar inherited from a friend no longer with us, a hundred year-old harmonium threads of narrative cycling permanently in slow phase, combining and separating to produce a meaning just out of reach. The piece ran continuously for six hours with no processing, save for volume adjustments performed from a simple timeline based score and the changing timbral and dynamic effects caused by the movement of people through the gallery. Presented on this release in a significantly condensed form foregrounding the melodic, tonal qualities of the piece over its durational ones, Mercy Commission is Ex-Easter Island Head's first 'performerless' piece, with the mechanical certainty of the endlessly repeating loops taking the group's use of repetitive processes to their logical extreme.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Ex-Easter Island Head Two Comissions For Cassette Tape ‎(4xFile, FLAC, Album) Tombed Visions none 2014