Highly zoned end-of-Winter nighttime attic acoustic guitar duo vibrations from early 2011. A reunion of sorts, and i think the first ever all-acoustic Serfs release. I could be wrong though. Anyway, you don't dance to the information. Edition of 47 copies from a former bedside cabinet, broken down and put back together in the shape and form of a classic cassette box; a fragile one mind, so open with care. £9 including UK postage.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Plum Slate is the sensitive solo side of Stuart J Arnot, who can also be found eating fried feedback for breakfast as Smear Campaign, pounding the electronic drums in the Gamecock and psyching out with Nackt Insecten in Mid Leopard Violet Prism, as well as bossing the label Total Vermin. 'The Loathsome Bough', however, consists of five tracks of straight-up no-effects prepared acoustic guitar, with atonal chords plucked and arpeggiated in a way that's sometimes sparse, sometimes frantic, and so hauntingly lonesome that it reminds of Jandek – which is funny because when I first saw that video of Jandek grinding with the Sugar Hill rhythm section it reminded me of Stuart.
Package comes from the drawers of the dresser that was broken down to house the Blue Yodel tape and the final edition is 42 copies. £7 including UK postage.