Programme Broadcast on Resonance FM, 18.30 GMT, May 26, 2016.
Repeated 11.00 GMT, May 30.

 

Dan Hayhurst of audiovisual duo, Sculpture, presents sounds from 70 years of abstract film, animation and optomusical experiments.

Playlist (music/films):

Sally Golding: Composted Memorial
Henk Badings: Dance of the Destructive Forces from Yantra by James Whitney
Bernard Parmegiani: Une mission éphémère by Piotr Kamler
Lillian F. Schwartz: Googolplex
Len Lye: Rhythm
Lumigraph scene from The Time Travelers
Pantomation
Primitives by Spatial
Le Révélateur: Fakeaway Haptics
Explorer by Pramod Pati
Merkaba-macabre: Invisible Landscape
Ian Hugo: Bells of Atlantis
Simon Payne: Iris Out
Robert Breer: Blazes
Vince Collins: Fantasy
Sculpture: Untitled
John and James Whitney: Five Film Exercises
Henry Jacobs: Rhythm Study No. 8
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzoni per sonar a quattro performed by Elizabeth Cohen, Max Mathews, and Gerard Schwarz from La Spiritata by Lillian F. Schwartz
Sally Cruickshank: Make Me Psychic
Sculpture: Zyprazol

Membrane Pop is our 4th LP and debut Software Recording Co. release. SFT044-hi-res Out now on (yellow) vinyl and in digital forms.  Tracklist: Materialising Multi-Faith Capsule Symbolic Molecule Unhitch Your Program Polymorphic Operator 5 Seconds In The Future Is A You Made Of Pure Thought Hackle Scam Populator Distraction Display Lingual Junk Dance Of Oblate Spheroids (Bonus Track) Instability (Bonus Track)

review by Aurelio Cianciotta for neural.it

sculpture toad blinker picture disc neuralThis luxurious edition has sprung from the elaborations of the Toad Blinker combo (musician Dan Hayhurst and animator-illustrator Rueben Sutherland). The release is a 12” vinyl with “zoetropic” images in a pure psychedelic style, something we haven’t seen at the office for time immemorial. Dekorder have thought this move out well: the format being an effective way to present an album of dreamlike settings, seventies inspiration, contemporary electronica, drone music and free-from improvisation. In reviews, some have suggested this work is a sort of avant-techno, though our first listening generated a feeling of a lo-fi deconstruction (maybe a bit freaky but genuine), realized using the stylizations of prog-rock epic. The rewriting here has taken fragments and insights and organized them into real environments, involving the linguistic elements of the players, mutations between analogue and digital and echoing loops. There is an overall informal aplomb present and a kaleidoscopic perspective in which one small movement changes everything: the passages are at the time dreamy and fatal, airy in their junctions, flickering in their effects and cohesive in their imaginative (but vague) narration – a little indolent and dazed. A project, in short, that, although not pervaded by extreme concepts, is still characterized by fruitful interweavings, presaging an evolution and an expressive potential that may bloom even more powerfully.