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

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.