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Face Disappears After Interrogation
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Face Disappears After Interrogation

€ 18.50 € 9.20

LABEL: Midwich Productions
GENRE: Electronic | FORMAT: LP | CATALOG N. MIDWICH004 | YEAR. (2015)

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Face Disappears After Interrogation is the first vinyl release from Mick Travis, a wandering noise deconstructionist based in the UK who was previously responsible for cassette transgressions issued by his own Medusa label and Aaron Dilloway’s Hanson Records. An occasional member of Dilloway’s rotating extreme ensemble The Nevari Butchers, Travis loosely orbits the Michigan <-> Ohio underground circuits that spawned the dense network of projects branching out of the Bulb/Wolf Eyes/Hanson family tree — though Travis’s approach to rhythmic analog terror skulks off into its own corner a few degrees removed from the no-wave and noise-rock-inspired roots of this lineage. Our first taste of Face Disappears is “Multiple Roles,” a quivering mass of beat grids and synth squeals that kicks out of the gate with a weighty pulse and gradually accrues layers of static and percussion. The track manages to streak forward while standing still, as Travis gently tempers his system with flashes of textural manipulation that peek around the edges."Mick Travis's Face Disappears After Interrogation is a raw and severe experiment in modular synth, rhythm box and tape echo. Deceptively simple pulses oscillate from ear-to-ear forming head-nodding, brain-scrambling rhythmic patterns that could loosely be described as 'techno'. Although there are reference points that one can latch onto, they are accidental, as Mick Travis operates in a world of his own. Rubbery, squeaky jutterings, grey washes, shimmering metallic moire patterns and stereophonic psyche manipulation are some of the things that one can expect to dance to. Face Disappears After Interrogation was recorded at Tiny's Squat, in Brighton, 2012. Mick Travis has been the nomadic member of The Nevari Butchers, recording with them during his brief stay in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Travis also recorded the cassette There's Nothing to Smile About, for Aaron Dilloway's Hanson Records. Travis currently resides in the UK. Face Disappears After Interrogation was mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66) and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in NYC. It comes housed in a wide full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski, with layout by designer Beth Hall. A digital download code is included."

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