A limited edition clear vinyl version of Even Clean Hands Damage The Work is now available for pre-order from ROOM40.
I’ll also have some copies here on black vinyl sometime in June. You can listen to the first part of the record via the soundcloud embed above…
Photo by Jens Stohn
Recorded live at Cafe OTO 8 November 2013 by Mike Harding.
Live sound by Kate Arnold.
Two reed organs, Roland SH101, Moog Ring Modulator.
Two pieces recorded in 2013 in London. Artwork by grohs.
Edition of 150.
Originally from Australia but now a long-time London resident after a stint in Japan, Chantler works with electronic musical instruments, organ and percussion and has collaborated with Lawrence English, Tujiko Noriko, Tenniscoats, Maher Shalal Hash Baz and others. He also convenes the Organ Octet – a large ensemble where everyone plays a similar type of reed/chord organ. This cassette is the second volume in his ‘Automatic Music’ series and presents two pieces of electronic music recorded in 2013. The first volume in the series – for synthesiser/organ – was self-released as a limited edition LP in 2012.
Chantler’s last full length LP ‘The Luminous Ground’ was released in 2011 and included in The Wire magazine’s top 50 releases of that year.
The Luminous Ground
Vinyl LP / Download (ROOM40, 2011)
“Hearing this music for the first time has a similar impact to the first exposure to Oval’s Systemisch from 1994, or the early Sähkö recordings like Ø’s Metri, in that it has a beauty partly derived from having travelled beyond the reach of human influence” – Rob Young, The WIRE
“the success in transforming the intractable modular synthesizer into an emotional, protean creature is one of Chantler’s greatest strengths” Isaac Aronson, Foxy Digitalis