Daniel Clough is a sound artist/electroacoustic composer living in London. He explores subjects such as noise, vocal manipulation, field recordings, drones, algorithmic compositional techniques and computer synthesis to create his work.”
He’s also a good friend of mine and is working on a compositional language of his own design for noise (an example of which you can see above). He’s finally using his blog again (I know, I’ve been a bit crap the past few days too) and has put some sweet sound clips up, as well as a bit of artwork and some links to free EPs. You should check it out, even if you wouldn’t normally listen to anything experimental, noisy, droney, whatever. Big up.
Dan and I (quite) a few years ago doing an improv noise session. Lots of Amen breaks that night...
This was an enjoyable one: The Wound Man recording sessions, way back when, and specifically the recording of track 5 a.k.a. Undulating Pulse. The track is very simply Neil playing guitar a couple of octaves down, and me playing around with my (at the time) microKORG mini-synthesizer through a handful of pedals – one track each. G-Rock (the engineer) then added a couple of sweet glitchy/ambient samples sparsely throughout the piece and Dan did some wordless, kind of haunting screams. None of Mark on this one, unfortunately.
The actual process of recording these parts involved turning off all of the lights pretty much in the entire studio and setting up a couple of multi-coloured disco lights. How very grim and kvlt were we? This, plus the lack of any chatter in the cans throughout the recording meant that the thing that happens every time I play/record any sort of largely formless music – lost track of time completely and had to be asked whether I really wanted this one track to be twice the length of the other tracks combined.
The whole Ascetics recording session was enormous fun, and here’s a little bit for you now. Enjoy.
Well, having still proudly never had a practice in about four years of existence, we decided to use one of the few opportunities we had when most of us were in the same place at the same time to produce this. Think of it as a preview to the second EP (that I wrote about here) that should be nearing completion by the end of the year. Enjoy.
We have had to pull out of this coming Saturday’s gig at Club 85 due to half of the band being regrettably unavailable. I thoroughly recommend that everyone still go to this show as it will be brilliant (plus myself and Mark may yet be DJ-ing). In more positive news, I’m proud to announce the new forthcoming release from The Wound Man – Horrorist
Abhor the Glitch
The Will to Conquer
Sublimation of the Veil
Thrones to Reign
It’s a big cliché that every metal band’s latest release is more melodic, heavier, more technical, more extreme, more everything all at once than the last one. Difference is, with this release we mean it. This is partly it’s because we had so far to come from Ascetics which was very, very basic, and partly because the involvement of the other guys this time round, and the amount of time we have to prepare is far greater. No more writing, learning and recording an EP in 24 hours studio time over three days for us.
By the above statement, I mean that this release has melodic vocals, more technical instrumentation, better programming, more structured parts and will also be about a million times more brutal. Thematically, I don’t think it’s straying too far from the first EP. There are songs about Genghis Khan and Nietzsche, mereological nihilism (I truly love it), fallen ophanim and the apocalypse. All dressed up with the prerequisite amount of bile. No songs named after wrestlers this time though.
I am entering discussions with a very good artist at the moment to produce us some gorgeous artwork that I feel encapsulates the ideas behind the record perfectly – suffice to say it will be quite Lovecraftian. Look out for a bonus preview track sometime soon that we recorded in preparation for the cancelled gig – it’s pretty special.
Sat 25th September 2010, Club 85 – it’s the return of The Wound Man… We haven’t done anything in just about ever, but now we are. Fancy that. We’re going to be playing some new tracks as well off the forthcoming release which will be called Horrorist (preview blog post about this coming soon). We should finally also be playing a very special version of the most brutal song evar.
This gig will be cool predominantly because of the reformation of BlackEye; they’re a sick band and good guys, so it’s well worth coming along just for that. Also Gilla Bruja are safe and also very good! But at the end of the day, you’ll get to see/hear/experience the glorious mess that is The Wound Man. Have a flyer: