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This digital release comes free with every physical purchase of Sculpture – Projected Music 5”(tropes004) available here: plasticinfinite.bandcamp.com/album/projected-music

Projected Reworks is eight commissioned tracks by artists who use the turntable as an instrument. Using only physical copies of Sculpture’s 5-inch locked groove animated picture disc ‘Projected Music’, Dan Hayhurst’s sonic material containing 26 loops are transfigured into new imaginings by some of the most prominent and inventive artists working in the field.

These reworks range from free improvised one-take sessions such as Marriam Rezaei’s effervescent experimental turntablism to Graham Dunning’s cut-up and reconstructed discs utilizing kids 6” discs from the 1960s with aid from his mechanical techno process and sprinkled toasted almonds. Janek Schaefer’s lament is inspired by a web of lies using his two tonearm turntable to spin the grooves in dialogue arguing with each other resulting in them droning on and on. Maria Chavez, having published a handbook in experimental turntable technique, fragments a poetic and almost Basinskiesque lullaby with a sense of (be)longing.

Philip Jeck provides two very different perspectives, the first sounds like a deranged merry-go-round with a faulty motor while the second takes us to even darker distorted territories as he mangles through warped convolutions of manual pitch shifting and lo-fi effects. Tom Richards uses his own invented synthesiser modules which allows him to control the motor of three modified turntables through the use of syncopated voltage control resulting in a 10-minute saga. Me, Claudius’s use of room recordings amplifying through phased guitar amps with blips and lighter sparks feels as if we are present in the room, witnessing every tactile gesture whilst intoxicated by the butane

Music by Dan Hayhurst and above artists
Artwork by Reuben Sutherland
Compiled by Steven McInerney
A Psyché Tropes Release. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.
www.psyche-tropes.com

released November 30, 2019

Original zoetrope discs and audiovisual work by Sculpture for Electronic at the Design Museum in London from April 2020. These are some of the earliest discs we used in our live performances, dating from around 2010, and were made by glueing paper to vinyl records. Now, as we use so many images during each show, we don’t stick them to a heavy polymeric substance. Reuben Sutherland has probably made more than 500 zoetrope designs, many lost in chaos, though we try to archive them. The designs are intended to be filmed with a video camera (shooting at 25 fps with an extremely fast shutter speed) suspended above the disc which usually rotates at 45 RPM. Some designs are intended to be rotated at different speeds and sometimes a single design contains elements that work at a variety of speeds.

The exhibition first opened at Paris Philharmonie in 2019.

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Gardening

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Images from LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS], Gallery 46, London, summer 2019

Should a Gardener manifest, observe what gifts the being bestows. Though we do not understand them, they are our guides to this realm.

For LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS] Sculpture propose to project you into a zone part garden, library, filing system and memory. Occupied by geodesic blossom and visiting organic entities tending recombinant physical and audible arrangements. Kinetic, sonic and performative elements will provide temporary conditions amenable to growth.   

Artist: Sculpture
Title: Projected Music
Label: Psyché Tropes
Catalog: tropes004
Release Date: 29 November 2019
Mastered by Mike Grinser at D&M
Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved

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Projected Music is a 5-inch zoetrope picture disc containing 26 locked grooves. Each loop is 1.33 seconds in duration cut at 45rpm reaching a total playing time of 34.58 seconds although the loops are intended to be played at any speed. In the possession of two or more disks, the listener can interact with a modular album whereby the source material is open to interpretation. Despite its minimalist size and composition, this release is intended as an LP. With the expansive nature of the turntable, there are almost limitless possibilities.

Remixes by Maria Chavez, Philip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, Mariam Rezaei, Me, Claudius, Graham Dunning and Tom Richards accompany the 5-inch as a free download. All 8 remixes are also available as a standalone digital release, Projected Reworks.

A01. projected music
A02. cortices jumped
A03. miscued project
A04. just coerced imp
A05. comedic jet spur
A06. mr jest occupied
A07. jet rump codices
A08. soccer jump diet
A09. cupric jested om
A10. uric mop dejects
A11. stoic jump creed
A12. mu dice projects
A13. croci steed jump

B01. cued projectism
B02. core jump edicts
B03. disco reject ump
B04. jeep crud sitcom
B05. cosmic duper jet
B06. scud ejector imp
B07. eco jump credits
B08. ms juiced copter
B09. micro spud eject
B10. metric spec judo
B11. rum sceptic judo
B12. jeep turd comics
B13. reject music pod