All children confide silently to themselves that dark gentle insanity of a newly fleshed mind, hearing through clean guts and jellied bones for which ears are just the lids. To hear Midmight is to listen again from that cavern, ready to erupt in laughter or tears before a world towering just outside your skin.
“Gurgling sine noise with tons of well chosen and very wide-ranging tape sounds. You'll be pleasantly surprised at just how great it is for something so unknown.” —Weirdo Records
Field recordings are cunningly orchestrated with instruments as complex as the Jomox Resonator Neuronium and as rudimentary as a homemade hockey stick bass. Weaving in and out are fragments from a 50-year-old reel-to-reel tape, originally a “letter” for relatives back in County Clare, and long-ago experiments with a shoebox-size cassette recorder.
Hockey rinks, printing presses, player pianos, steel plants, Irish revolutionary songs, and roller coasters are a few of the source materials in Cut Cut Cut Bruise, a spellbinding, beautiful and brutal gem.
The download includes a bonus album: Midmight's "Almost Clear" released in 2005 on Resipiscent.
Midmight "Almost Clear" RSPT005CDr$10
Rumored to have been made 30 years ago but only recently discovered sitting outside a crack in the Krankenkabinet, this is a mind-blowing composition of sound recordings plunged with electronics. Parade, piano, hockey, battle hymns—Three decades of tape sources from Buffalo, Ireland, and San Francisco painstakingly restored and then utterly destroyed to perfection. Huge, noise blown, masterful!
Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet "Blaue Blooded Türen" RSPT027CD$10.99
Stare too long at Moog-master candymaker Hans Grüsel (his moustache a pair of clockhands!) and your seconds could be up. Return a smile from Gretel, you'll end up in a grin that never fades! Safer to listen from here as the Kränkenkabinet chugs away, spawning a trap door here, slamming a finger there, daring consciousness to believe the clarity of a thousand simultaneous sound crevices. Here appears an unnatural "Blue Blooded Door" to the infernal heart of the contraption, handcarved with all new compositions including “Sturm and Drang [at sea]" plus Grüsel’s live accompaniment to Dallas Bower’s film Alice in Wonderland. Artwork by Loachfillet in his hall of all wood mirrors!