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ALAN TURING : HONORARY IRISHMAN MEETS MATMOS / FOVEA HEX : THREE DAYS ONLY!!!

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ALAN TURING : HONORARY IRISHMAN MEETS MATMOS / FOVEA HEX : THREE DAYS ONLY!!!

Many people are aware that 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, “The Man Who Cracked The Enigma Code”, much of whose work remained secret until after his untimely death in 1952. Less well known is that his Mother was Irish, and his favorite song was Molly Malone, which, so the story goes, he insisted on rendering on the violin to the police who came to arrest him on charges of gross indecency, before agreeing to make his statement to them.

The recording by Matmos of Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex / Mellow Candle) singing Molly Malone, was first featured on their FOR ALAN TURING ep, part of a work commissioned in 2006 by The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkely CA on the opening of their new Mathematics Hall. It will be available as a free download for three days only, March 16, 17, and 18, from the Fovea Hex Bandcamp page foveahex.bandcamp.com . Matmos anticipate that the full FOR ALAN TURING ep will be digitally re-released to coincide with Turing’s 100th anniversary in June 2012

 

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Fovea Hex – Here Is Where We Used To Sing

The eagerly anticipated album from Fovea Hex, HERE IS WHERE WE USED TO SING has finally arrived and is now shipping from the Omnempathy Store…

SORRY. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Brainwashed say – “the more I listen to the album, the more I fall in love with it. Sublime”

Musique Machine say “With a microscopic attention to the qualities of every sound, each of the eleven tracks has a deep richness that almost overpowers… It binds so deftly the studied traditions of song craft with the free experimentation of sound art to make them seem like wholly natural ingredients of a new form” 5 stars

REMEMBER – the Special Edition of the release with a bonus disc, THREE BEAMS, featuring remixes by William Basinski, Colin Potter and Michael Begg is only available from Janet Records, Die Stadt, ICR and Omnempathy.

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Black Hill: Midnight at the Blighted Star

Original artwork by Deryk Thomas for the forthcoming Human Greed album, Black Hill: Midnight at the Blighted Star, to be released on Lumberton Trading Co in October 2008

Tracklisting

Invocation
In Absentia
Gloaming
Internal Moment
Silver Coin
Portrait of God with Broken Toys
Chaplins of Ms Selfridge
Examination
Dalkeith Night
Freeview
Mouth Replaced, Tears Removed
Midnight at the Blighted Star
Pig in the Moon
Sleeping in Stations
The Graces Departing

Guest contributors; Clodagh Simonds, Julia Kent, Fabrizio Palumbo, David Tibet

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Gone Every Evening

In the recent-ish Fovea Hex shows at Torino and Barcelona one of the highlights has been a song called “Every Evening”. A very different version of this, along with another piece called “Gone” have been released by Andrew Liles / Fovea Hex as a collaborative limitied edition (500) 7″ vinyl package, curiously called “Gone Every Evening”. Appearing are; Clodagh Simonds, Andrew Liles, Laura Sheeran, Fabrizio Palumbo and yours truly.

Copies have arrived in the post from both Andrew and Clodagh, so I have one to hold in each hand.

It’s a lovely piece of work (in which I am credited as contributing “ambient tinting”) which is also lovingly packaged, and made available to the discerning public by the equally discerning Die Stadt