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Mark Harwood, MP Hopkins

Disfigured With Abbreviations (Lp)

Label: Penultimate Press

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

In stock


Edition of 250. Debut recording from two troubadours of oppositional creep, MP Hopkins and Mark Harwood. Inspired by Philip K. Dick and the useless machines that haunt us all, Disfigured With Abbreviations is a roundtable exquisite corpse which crawls through a miraculous environment, at once sensual and sinister. How is it that the perpetual promise of a future lands us in a deeper quagmire? How do two gentlemen with scruffy vocabularies fall into a sonic landscape of such haunted beauty? Following their debut live performance on the rooftop of a bakery in Northcote, Victoria in January 2018, Harwood and Hopkins soon set about making a recording. Initially structured with individual recordings placed on each other regardless of content and positioning the works soon evolved into a rich labyrinth of found sound, field recordings, electronics and voice with all elements mapping out a landscape heroic in its embracing of utter failure.

Artwork by Hopkins and Harwood. Printed inner disco sleeve and reverse board jacket.

Cat. number: PP 036LP
Year: 2018

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