The work of John Collins McCormick straddles sculpture and music by using sound as material to highlight the ability of sound to change scale through visual and sonic rhythms and textures.
What is heard is generated by small objects, percussion and electronics – interactions occurring in the realm of art and noise: a McCormick performance may consist of repurposed motors, clutter jostling on exposed speakers or something familiar from your office rolling across floor in an unfamiliar way.
Ad For Nails functions as a sort of audio diary, finding these types of sounds woven between field recordings, captured conversation and old-fashioned drum kit. McCormick’s LP offers a peak into his sonic world and how these pieces of it may be heard (including the types of moments in which we instinctively feel there may be nothing to hear at all).
Uncompromising large ensemble studio recordings from Los Angeles, 2016: John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Body/Head), Martin Escalante, Ted Byrnes, and elders of the Los Angeles [...]
Olivia Neutron John – Injury Train and I’m Never Getting Off It b/w Vulnerability LP
Finally here from Lasse Marhaug: Personal Best 8. My favorite zine around. Always a worldwide affair, a zine that felt familiar to me the first time I picked up a copy. Since it is the bane of my [...]