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.
Mastered by Jannick Schou. Limited to 500 copies on replicated CD (NOT CDR!) in numbered 6 panel digipak with full colour artwork designed by Justin Wright himself. First 100 orders come with bonus cassette of outtakes in hand stamped packaging.
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.
Inside the book: 36-pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (the Clean, the Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla’s finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK ’90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed.