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BRUCE RUSSELL & LUKE WOOD

VISCERAL REALISTS

VHF


Format: LP
Cata No: VHF146
Barcode: 783881014617
Debut album by the New Zealand duo of Bruce Russell (Dead C,
Handful Of Dust, etc) and Luke Wood. Visceral Realists is a highconcept
commentary on the state of vinyl, analogue recording, music
culture, art, etc. A 45-rpm bullet of short bursts of free electric
sound, the music here is tactile and rough but not “noise music.”
Russell and Wood play over loops of scratchy records, with their
guitars and electronics surging to get over the wall. Russell’s guitar
sound from his vintage transistor amp and anti-style is instantly
recognizable from countless classic Dead C sides, but the tracks are
more painterly than recent DC epics—these are celebratory vignettes
of thoughts—
singles, if you will. Originally made as an unfindable
edition of twenty by Wood’s Ilam Press label to accompany an exhibit
of NZ lathe-cut records, this new edition is beautifully packaged in a
debossed and letterpress printed sleeve designed by Wood and printed
by Stumptown in Portland. Two color risographs printed by Wood in
NZ are tipped onto the jacket, and an additional two inserts provide
revelatory notes by Russell and glam shots of the instruments that
made the sounds. Also includes download slip.
“There’s more information encoded in an old record than in a new
one. Every crack, every pop, a tree ring of recovered time. A life-time.
Time again for life. Like the revenants, come from the grave warm;
and once again walking. But still just blood in a bag. The glow of the
vacuum at the heart of a market-place—where art goes to fetch bread.
That is how we’ve warmed our hands for this work. To know we are
alive.” —Bruce Russell

Tracks:

1. Via Suez 2. Bentonia
3. Large Diaphragm
4. Custom Castanets
5. Wake Up, Dead Man
6. Oh, Caroline
7. Etonian
8. Mobile Index

Press:

Debut album by NZ rock noise mastermind
Bruce Russell (Dead C) and NZ artist Luke
Wood, originally only available in a edition
of twenty to accompany an exhibit!

 

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