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15.05.2018 - Dirter mailing list
29.03.2018 - INTRODUCING: BLABBERMOUTH
WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED AND SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU THIS NEWS.
THE FIRST RELEASE ON DIRTER IS AN RSD 7” DOUBLE “A” SIDED SINGLE IN SILVER VINYL AND LIMITED TO JUST 500 COPIES. IN FACT, HERE THEY ARE TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT, THEY’LL DO IT BETTER THAN I WILL…
Blabbermouth – Record Store Day 7″ vinyl release (From the album “Hörspiel”, to be released Sept 2018)
Imagine a world not so far away where AI cyberbots mock the human race while their musical cyberserfs Blabbermouth provide a soundtrack spanning ambient, industrial, pop, world, folk and post-punk feat. drummer Mark Roberts, guitarist Lu Edmonds, recorded by Adie Hardy at Unit2 studios, singing by Turkish Roma scene diva Brenna MacCrimmon and the mega-voice of Siberian/Tuvan throatsinger Albert Kuvezin.
From the upcoming album “Hörspiel” exploring the distorted world of hybrid-warfare and fake-news re-purposed by synthetic speech & online machine translations into and between: English, Japanese, Turkish etc..
A. Deep State
Derin Devlet – homage to the Susurluk 1996 mega car-crash exposé of gubmint-mafia power tendrils of drugs, guns, money, glamour, terrorists & spies
text: Presidents Eisenhower & Attatürk + drug-gun-$$$ inventory of the car boot
feat: Albert Kuvezin & Brenna MacCrimmon, Lu & voice-robots
language: Turkish / English
A. Tohoku Manga
A train trip around NE Japan leads into the Zone (“Stalker” ©Strugatsky Bros)
text: stations of the Tohoku line, with a branch line or 2 thrown in…
feat: Lu, voice-robots & the chatter of old video-game parlours
Lu Edmonds – (UK) guitar, cümbüs, saz, bVox
The Damned 1977, Kirsty MacColl 1978, 3 Mustaphas 3 1982, The Waterboys 1983, Mekons & Shriekback 1984, John Lydon’s PiL 1986, Yat-Kha 1992, Billy Bragg 1994, Lol Coxhill 2000, Babar Luck 2004, les Triaboliques & Raz3 2007 + one-offs: Laurie Anderson, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, Alaap, Yusuf Islam etc.
Mark Roberts – (UK) Drums,Synths
The Godfathers 1991, D-Ream 1993, DJ RAP 2000, Babar Luck + one-off albums, tours & sessions: Youssou n’Dour / Neneh Cherry (“7 seconds”), Massive Attack, Peter Bruntnell, Bay City Rollers etc.
Albert Kuvezin (Russia) singing
Lead kanzat throat-singer and guitarist of Siberian-Tuvan bands Yat-Kha & Haartyga (Kyzyl), founder member of the legendary Hun-Huur-Tu.
Brenna MacCrimmon (Canada) singing
Lead-singer with Istanbul’s klarnet maestro Selim Sesler, Baba Zula, solo artist
Adie Hardy – (UK) Mixing & Microphones
Engineering: Gus Dudgeon, Earl Brutus, Babar Luck, Yat-Kha, les Triaboliques, Bellowhead, Fun Lovin Criminals, Snuff, Toy Dolls / www.unit2london.co.uk
Artwork by London artist Tommy Fiendish; animations by VJ Jules
Link here to buy: https://goo.gl/i3usVG
21.06.2017 - Coming Soon…
Consumer Electronics “Estuary English” 2CD set with bonus tracks and live material, Andrew Liles CD box set, Nadja double vinyl LP and lots more. Watch this space.
23.03.2017 - Band Of Pain RSD LP
Not On Dirter, but on Cargo’s Very Friendly label. Issued for Record Store Day 2107, this is the first full length Band Of Pain record for some while. It has appearances from Steven Stapleton and Andrew Liles (among others) too. RSD link here:
14.11.2015 - Twitter
As some of you will already have rumbled, we’re on twitter now. If you want to follow us it’s @SteveDirter, or a search for dirter promotions will do the trick.
03.07.2015 - Band Of Pain news
STILL FALLS THE RAIN
BAND OF PAIN – 7″
The A Side of this record, “Still Falls The Rain” uses the poem printed on the inside gatefold sleeve of the first Black Sabbath album. The poem is read by Lucy Cotter and Andrew Liles plays guitar, with keyboards, electronics and loops by Steve Pittis.
500 copies only, pressed on heavy purple vinyl and available from Easy Action http://easyaction.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=359
After an absence of a good few years, Band Of Pain return with a 7” single for Easy Action.
Steve Pittis: “Since I got the first Black Sabbath LP when I was 12 years old, the poem inside the gatefold has held a huge fascination for me. I’d read it over and over again, looking at the sleeve, and of course listening to the record. It kept occurring to me that they never used it in any lyrics, so 45 years later, it was time to put that right.”
The A Side of this record, “Still Falls The Rain” features that poem, read beautifully by Lucy Cotter, along with Pittis’ atmospherics and Nurse With Wound’s Andrew Liles’ blistering guitar. All research seems to say that the writer of the poem remains anonymous, so if you’re out there, we hope you like it.
Side B’s “Funhouse (For Karla)” deals with the gruesome misery of an execution chamber and is a powerful journey into the horrors of those barbaric places.