Debut vinyl release for Pre-Cert Home Entertainment from N.Racker, a well known producer operating incognito. Think rumbling doom, hazy folklore and a dense library/soundtrack aesthetic - somewhere between Sunn O))), The Haxan Cloak and Morricone/Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza* After delivering a limited edition cassette release that sold out in a couple of hours last month, N. Racker unveils his vinyl debut for Pre-Cert Home Entertainment, a label run by Demdike Stare and Andy Votel. We're not at liberty to divulge his real identity for fear of the Pre-Cert wrath, however we can tell you he's not previously appeared on the label; his roots reach further back into one of Cottonopolis's most cherished imprints. The sound he makes is full of rumbling gloom, misery and arcane folk mystery, albeit with a distinctly Northern English slant. The material on 'Flock Toxicant' is based on an imagined alternative history of a sinister pre-industrial pestilence among the ovine population and the people who work in wool processing, ending in complete devastation and dereliction. The atmosphere is chokingly heavy and nocturnal throughout, making use of self-constructed devices, antique electronics and altered acoustic contraptions made by the artist himself, designed to blacken every surface. The result is Pre-Cert Home Entertainment's darkest release yet, combining dronal-tonal work-sounds and glistening melodic experimental musicality without a drop of blood, black leather glove or zombified drum-machine in sight.
All events taking place at Stansfield Gibson House, March 2012
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