Gate Holder (For Tape)

by THF Drenching

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(00:00–02:08) Prologue

(02:08–09:13) A Mild Oath

(09:13–16:04) Some Gate Sequences

(16:04–23:37) Qualcast For Straw / A Picture Of Health

(23:37–26:17) Shit Polonaise

(26:17–35:23) Quartet / That Old Man Flamethrower / Aria For Grachan Moncur III

(35:23–39:08) Blues For Olmert

(39:08–44:43) Posthorse Of Thought

(2006) -- "There's kids all over the place, sleeping and shit, plus relatives and everything around, sometimes. As with every other socio-economic factor in this rapidly-changing and Margaret-Beckett-straddled cosmos, it impacts on modern album-making. Overstand what i'm saying? So under these difficult pressures, the idea arises, right, of doing a private album, with no accountancy-like computation, no digital, no glitter, no make-up, just smashing lyrics, and unusually quiet to record late at night. In the short, middle and long term this means a mass of pause-button edits executed on two sony tcm400dvs, a panasonic fm25 and nathan blunt's busted sony tcm818 we know so well from "tape team j19" spread over two c90s and played back simultaneously like a two-track stereo recording on a busted bush stereo unit, blazing like biggie passed us a semi in here. Contra R Stewart, this last cut is the deepest. Fuck electronica, man."


released October 1, 2006



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THF Drenching Manchester, UK

THF Drenching is a free improvisor and composer of musique concrète, based in Manchester, England.

As an improvising dictaphone-player, he was one fifth of Derek Bailey's final band Limescale. He was also half of the bricks and dictaphone duo Pleasure-Drenching Improvers.

As a composer, he's made about seventeen albums of musique concrète, electronic music and various dubious amalgams.
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