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This was quite a rapid sketch. I made it in response to a news item I read about what is going on in Chile, regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases despite a huge vaccination programme. ""It's worrying," he said last Friday. "We're going through a critical moment of the pandemic… I urge you to take care of yourselves, of your loved ones, of your families

A Piece for Tape Recorder is an amazing piece of music. It was recorded in 1956 and it still sounds like a transmission from the future. To make it, Vladimir Ussachevsky used "a gong, a piano, a single stroke on a cymbal, a single note on a kettledrum, the noise of a jet plane, a few chords on an organ" and "four pure tones, produced on an oscillator, a tremolo produced by the stabilized reverberation of a click from a switch on a tape recorder". This if the fifth in my drawn to

I first heard of Oren Ambarchi last year, when I stumbled across the Patience Soup collaboration with Phew and Jim O'Rourke. Somewhat embarrassingly—given how good his music is—I'd never heard his solo work until last week. I dug around his discography and ended up listening to the 16-minute long Palm Sugar Candy track from the Simian Angel LP on repeat. Simian Angel LP by Oren Ambarchi Palm Sugar Candy is so good that I decided to use it as the starting point for the second in my "drawn to

This project grew over these strange last four months, and it just kept on growing, until it made some kind of sense to put it together in one place. We've learned a lot of new vocabulary of late and one phrase, support bubbles, seemed to summarize this series very well. Here is a sixteen page pdf of the project.