ws-c001: Split

The first wonkystuff release pairs live recordings from neuschlaufen and Orlando Ferguson on a split cassette release. Both recordings were made live at the Woolpack Inn (York). neuschlaufen’s effort is typically raw, straight-to-stereo; Orlando Ferguson take a more measured approach to create a soundtrack for a hidden horror movie.

First edition of 9 copies in numbered, handmade cardboard box.

The neuschlaufen/Orlando Ferguson split cassette, displaying the label’s premier catalogue number contains a track by each act, each with a running time around the 15-minute mark. Neuschlafen’s ‘Repetitive Strain (edit) is a thumping psychedelic jam centred around a relentless motorik beat and looping bassline. Orlando Ferguson, meanwhile, offer an eerily atmospheric work that drifts ominously. A piece that would comfortably sit on the soundtrack to a sci-fi movie, it conjures images of alien landscapes and of rocks drifting in space.

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Preview: Stapleton & Rose, Legion of Swine, Orlando Ferguson


The Fenton, Leeds – 8/4/2014
The Woolpack, York – 9/4/2014

One week from today, Wonkystuff present the Yorkshire leg of the Stapleton & Rose UK tour (facebook event).

The headliners, Stapleton & Rose, combine Rose’s (usually) extended saxophone techniques with Stapleton’s Bonsai Sound Sculpture (BoSS). BoSS is a musical instrument/sculpture consisting of a re-purposed turntable, electronics, amplified metallic percussion and strings; invented in 2010 in collaboration with Neil Fawcett.