ws-cd001: c01/cd

Re-issue of neuschlaufen’s limited-edition self-released Cassette-Store-Day tape from 2013.

(Bonus track version)

Where did the time go?

Ok, sorry about the lack of recent updates – we’ve been up to stuff (honest) but have completely neglected this corner of the internet.

Coming Soon: retrospective entries about our third release, along with notes on the events we put on earlier in the year…

2: wonkystuff presents…

Wonkystuff nominally ‘present’ neuschlaufen and some other people

neuschlaufen: Repetitive noise and amp death. https://nschlfn.bandcamp.com/album/1404262220-wp

Muttley: don’t forget the hat.

special guests:

In the blue corner, namke communications
Vs.
In the red corner, Sebastian Oldsmith.

READY?

FIGHT!

1a: wonkystuff presents…

Wonkystuff hit the ground running with their first show in Leeds, bringing together:

Stapleton & Rose
** Paul Stapleton’s self-designed instrument, the BoSS Bonsai Sound Sculpture, (BoSS, 2010) combines with Simon Rose’s circular breathed baritone/alto, multiphonics and harmonic textures, to explore through real-time interaction. The method of exploration commits to a free improvisation approach where the music is composed at the point of performance. Since meeting in 2010 Stapleton and Rose have performed as a duo in Germany and the UK, and in 2013 and they released their first CD ‘FAUNA’ on the San Diego label pfMENTUM. Digital version available here: http://fauna-stapleton-rose.bandcamp.com/

Legion of Swine
** Legion of Swine is the main artistic output of Music Techology lecturer Dave Procter. His main themes are disgust at the depths that Western and other regimes sink to in order to keep “democratic” control.
-> http://legionofswine.bandcamp.com/

Orlando Ferguson
** Seance-sonic and trans-timebending drone/noise merchants
-> http://orlandoferguson.net/

ws-c002: Make It Rain

Four-track cassette (8 bonus tracks available through digital download) containing Sebastian’s livecoded minimal electronics.

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

Sebastian Oldsmith’s ‘Make it Rain’ 4 track EP is released here with no fewer than 8 bonus cuts. It’s big on stuttering, lolloping clamouring beats that bounce this way and that, rattling inside the listener’s cranium with gathering intensity and irritation. It’s anxiety-inducing electronica , the anti-rhythms juddering and jittering against pings and bleeps, hums and glitches.

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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.