Limited edition hand stamped release in recycled handstiched and stickered sleeve with card insert…
Featuring 3 long form tracks of Ambient/Drone based experimentalism for one half of listening Mirror, Jeff Stonehouse. Listening Mirror have appeared on notable imprints such as Hibernate, Heat Death, Audio Gourmet, Rural Colours and Bathetic to name a few.
Recording method: Ableton Live 8 Suite running on Macbook Pro.
Recording techniques: ‘The Boat Has Sailed’ drone was achieved using the earth hum and harmonics of the Audition guitar. Percussive bass were recorded through the pickups of the same guitar and then chopped, stretched and looped.
‘It’s In The Trees’ and ‘Storm Train’ guitar parts were recorded by attaching ribbons to an oscillating fan and allowing them to strike the strings randomly.
All tracks written between October 2011 and February 2012 by Jeff Stonehouse.
This 44 minute piece may structurally resemble a classical composition – divided as it is into several interlocking stanzas – but it’s difficult to place it comfortably within the realm of modern music. If anything, ‘The Rest….’ evokes the otherwordly, fantastical obsessions of the Victorians (Conan Doyle, Lear, Grandville, Wellcome, etc) through means of meticulously manipulated instrumentation, samples and voice.Plinth, of course, is no stranger to Victoriana.
Extremely limited numbers available: For all intents and purposes, Grand Salvo is the work of singer-songwriter Paddy Mann. Grand Salvo’s debut album, 1642-1727, and its follow-up, River Road, earned him rave reviews and a solid following at home and beyond for his stark, sensitive and beautiful songs.
After a spell living in Europe, Paddy returned to Australia and began work on another album he’d dreamt up while away, A set of songs that acts as a children’s storybook, the album became cursed with too many recording problems and Paddy decided to shelve it. While that project will eventually see the light of day, its plagued nature ironically became the motivation for The Temporal Wheel.