- Title: Irratum
- Artist: Irratum
- Label: Irratum
- Format: LP
- Genres: Experimental Electronic, Electro-Acoustic, Collage, Underground Art
- Price: €20,00EU (incl. 19% VAT)€16,81non-EU
Obscure US import, clear vinyl, two double-sided inserts feat. 3 collages by Richard Warfield Smith, limited edition of 130 copies only, recommended!
"This record has been out for some months, but only now landed here. Irratum is a duo of of Richard Warfield Smith, best known for involvement in post rock bands such as Sons Of The Sun and Rome, and Peter F.A.N. Redgrave, who played with Smelling Salt Amusements, and a founding member of Mother Country Death Rattle (I mean: what's a band name anyway?). There is no list of instruments anyway to be found on this highly limited record (130 copies!), so we have to make some assumptions here. It seems to me that we are dealing here with a mixture of acoustic instruments - perhaps upright bass - and electronics of some kind. These are played closely together, so that a dense tapestry of sound is the result. Maybe oscillators humming away, while the cello/upright bass plays along? I am not sure, but that's best I can make of this. It's in a curious way quite noisy, but suppressed, far away and remote. But there is a lot of information pressed in these grooves, a lot of hidden tension, that only occasionally seems to burst out. Busy with buzzing, humming and bursting with a strange power. Very minimal, but never too static and never really easy drone music. Vibrating. That's the word one needs here. Vibrating sounds of collisions in acoustic and electric current. Excellent record." (FdW)