Format: 12 LP |
Release date: 25.2.2022
Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist who works with found tapes and acousmatic presence. His oeuvre explores themes of magnetic memory, audio archaeology, voyeurism and nostalgia.
His followers will note a subdued and pensive mood on this new record. Muted and sepulchral, these tracks are in a minor key, a key which opens the door to a damp cellar of the imagination. Too-many legged spiders crawl over dusty violins. Time lurches, loops and echoes like excursions on slow motion railways in reverse. Concr¸te noir sombre séances for non-believers. Tauntological voices from the past provoke us. Half guessed ghosts, magnetic phantoms from funereal-to-reel tape recordings. The sibilant persistence of the deceased evokes the exhausted dread of waiting for a medical test result. Enigmatic messages thrown to the werewolves with nothing but cheap medication and some breathing exercises for support.
Mark VernonÕs solo noir album on Gagarin Records comes in an edition of 300 copies.
Cover art by Dennis “UltraÓ Tyfus. Design by Meeuw. Caution: this record can cause dreamless nights.
01 The Object Invoked Has Disconnected From Its Host
02 The Wrong Platform (nothing stops here after 5)
04 Benign Acquiescence
05 A Coincidence of Deceleration and Acceleration
06 His and Hers and the Sun
07 The New Game of Emulation