3.1.13

2012 ROUND UP

2012 wasn't the best year, but it wasn't the worst year either, I'm kind of glad to see 2013 arrive.

One of the biggest challenges of 2012 was not having any recording equipment for almost half the year and trying to find ways to record / transfer from tape to digital without a fully functional computer. Scrapping plans on the first BBBlood lp (if anyone is interested...) and a couple other release wasn't what I planned either. However there were some real highlights to take away from the year.

Personal highlights :

  • Playing in Nottingham, Bristol, Leeds, and a couple shows in London
  • Sharing a couple of these line-ups with friends Aqua Dentata, These Feathers Have Plumes, and Cheapmachines
  • Managing to record three decent eps over the space of the year (split w/ Tinnitustimulus, split w/ Half An Abortion, and the 3" CDr on Sheep Scar)

Highlights / records of 2012 (for what it's worth):

  • Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester (Hanson)
  • Rammel Club weekender, Nottingham
  • Daniel Menche live @ West Germany, Berlin
  • Broken Flag weekend, London (and meeting loads of great people)
  • Small Cruel Party - An Accident In Substance (Harbinger Sound - Reissue) 
  • Francisco Meirino - Untitled Phenomenas in Concrete (Cave12)
  • The New Blockaders / Vagina Dentata Organ live @ NK, Berlin (+ the VDO picture disc issued later in the year on Harbinger Sound)
  • Schimpfluch Carnival, Bristol (Both for the social event and musically)
  • Basic House ‎– Cryptid Binaries (Washy Tapes) 
  • Lee Gamble ‎– Diversions 1994-1996 (PAN) 
  • Wanda Group ‎– Piss Fell Out Like Sunlight (Opal Tapes)
  • Reverse Baptism - Street Business (Anabolic Dimension)
  • Marc Hurtado and Vomir - 2012 (Tourette)
  • Lettera 22 ‎– Native Waters (Second Sleep) 
  • John Macedo ‎– Silt (Beartown Records) 
  • Arv and Miljö ‎– Orientering I Denna Värld (Ljud & Bild Produktion)
  • The Tobacconists - Smoking Is Green (Economy Of Language)
  • Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile Records) 
  • Robert Turman ‎– Flux (Spectrum Spools - Reissue) 
  • Yeast Culture ‎– IYS (Art-Into-Life - Reissue)
  • Liars ‎– WIXIW (Mute)
  • Jason Crumer - Let There Be Crumer (Second Layer Records)
  • Hype Williams - London 2012
  • Holly Herndon - Movement (Rvng Intl.)
  • Heatsick live and on record
  • Astor - Alcor (Kye)
  • Various Artists - Truth was invented by liars (Dotsmark)
  • Jean Tinguely - Sound Sculptures at the Tate (Edition Bierammer)
  • Ssaliva - RZA (Vlek)
  • Aqua Dentata - Stone Garden Borders (Feral Tapes) 
  • Duncan Harrison - Young Arms (Chocolate Monk)
A pretty long list

Next up, I'm currently recording a new cassette for Beartown Records and a track for the second split tape with Duncan Harrison. Both are taking a long time with many false starts. Hopefully both will surface soon. 

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