Two new tracks from the Newcastle-based improvisor Joe Murray and his Posset, known from releases on Mantile, Chocolate Monk, No Basement Is Deep Enough and more. 'Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood' was recorded on 9th Jan 2016 at BOOKSHOP in Sunderland City Library. Mainly mainly made up of vocal-jaxx loops, dry breath and child chatter. It's the final four minutes of a longer live jam. No overdumps! 'Slurpy Slurpy Creep Creep' is the relentless squelching from a wet mouth that's been physically spliced into cranky tape. An improvisation. An exploration of sharp pencil tap and wickedly pinched spools.
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.
Posset began dicking about with tape loops and Dictaphones sometime around 2005.
Working with up to 5 Dictaphones at a time the random is thrown in with the carefully prepared making a hissing mung that owes something to improvisation and something to Cageian dumb luck.
A natural fidget, you'll find Posset records spread like dandelion seeds across the world on boutique labels (in all the regular formats); either solo moans or loved-up collaborations. He's played with pure-vocal cheese artists, turntable manglers, rock duos and the UK's finest fellow Dictaphoners.
More recently Posset has been inspired by Miles Davis' soft horn and goofed it up with lips, throat and teeth.
"The whole point is to make music that's portable and democratic. Anyone can play a Dictaphone if they've got a working thumb."
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