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Mark Vernon // Call Back Carousel LP

Mark Vernon // Call Back Carousel LP

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Released in the past from Kye, Canti Magnetici, Calling Cards, etc.This is a record released by Mark Vernon, an experimental musician from Glasgow, Scotland, in June 2023 from Discrepant, a jungle cave in Portugal.

Sourced from reel-to-reel tape material he's collected over the last 20 years, this album features four collage soundscapes that peer into the memories of someone forgotten. DL link included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

”Call Back Carousel is an audio time travelogue, a mind's eye slideshow that projects Kodachrome memories directly into the listener's mind through sound alone. It's a way to travel without leaving your home. Your imagination. An immersive vacation or pure audio escape that inspires.

Each episode is based on tape recordings of pre-recorded slideshow commentary.Most of these tapes were made by amateur recording enthusiasts and hobby photographers in the 60's and 70's.Their recorded commentary must have once been accompanied by a sequence of 35mm slides, but now only the voices recorded on tape remain.The recording itselfIt draws on an archive of reel-to-reel tapes that Vernon has collected over the past two decades.

Building on these slideshow narratives, a series of musical soundscapes will bring absent images to life and activate the listener's imagination in the classic tradition of 'film for the ear'. made toIt's like looking at a family photobook with all the photos removed, leaving only the handwritten captions and the corners of the mount.A projector rattles and shuffles through the various slides, and the tour guide's ephemeral voice accompanies you on a time-splitting sonic journey. ”

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL link.
NOTE: vinyl does not include the track 'Brighton, 1971'. 

Discrepants:

"Call Back Carousel is an audio time-travelogue, a slideshow of the mind's eye - projecting Kodachrome memories directly into the listener's mind by means of sound alone. It is a way of traveling without ever having to leave the home. A vicarious vacation for the imagination. Pure audio escapism.

Each episode is based on a found tape of a pre-recorded slideshow commentary. Most of these tapes were made by amateur tape recording enthusiasts and hobbyist photographers of the 60s and 70s. Their recorded commentaries would at one time have been used in conjunction with a sequence of 35mm slides but only the taped voices now remain. The recordings themselves come from Vernon's own archive of found reel-to-reel tapes that he has collected over the past twenty years.

Using these found slideshow commentaries as a framework, a series of musical soundscapes have been created to bring the absent images to life, activating the listeners' imagination in the classic tradition of 'cinema for the ears'. It's a little like looking through a family the photographs themselves have all been removed. The evocative rattle and clack of the projector shuffles through different slides as the fragile voices of our tour guides accompany us on a sonic journey that fractures time - and through the cracks, the past bleeds through into our present."

Artist: Mark Vernon

Label: Discrepant

Released in the past from Kye, Canti Magnetici, Calling Cards, etc.This is a record released by Mark Vernon, an experimental musician from Glasgow, Scotland, in June 2023 from Discrepant, a jungle cave in Portugal.

Sourced from reel-to-reel tape material he's collected over the last 20 years, this album features four collage soundscapes that peer into the memories of someone forgotten. DL link included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

”Call Back Carousel is an audio time travelogue, a mind's eye slideshow that projects Kodachrome memories directly into the listener's mind through sound alone. It's a way to travel without leaving your home. Your imagination. An immersive vacation or pure audio escape that inspires.

Each episode is based on tape recordings of pre-recorded slideshow commentary.Most of these tapes were made by amateur recording enthusiasts and hobby photographers in the 60's and 70's.Their recorded commentary must have once been accompanied by a sequence of 35mm slides, but now only the voices recorded on tape remain.The recording itselfIt draws on an archive of reel-to-reel tapes that Vernon has collected over the past two decades.

Building on these slideshow narratives, a series of musical soundscapes will bring absent images to life and activate the listener's imagination in the classic tradition of 'film for the ear'. made toIt's like looking at a family photobook with all the photos removed, leaving only the handwritten captions and the corners of the mount.A projector rattles and shuffles through the various slides, and the tour guide's ephemeral voice accompanies you on a time-splitting sonic journey. ”

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

-------------------------------

Includes DL link.
NOTE: vinyl does not include the track 'Brighton, 1971'. 

Discrepants:

"Call Back Carousel is an audio time-travelogue, a slideshow of the mind's eye - projecting Kodachrome memories directly into the listener's mind by means of sound alone. It is a way of traveling without ever having to leave the home. A vicarious vacation for the imagination. Pure audio escapism.

Each episode is based on a found tape of a pre-recorded slideshow commentary. Most of these tapes were made by amateur tape recording enthusiasts and hobbyist photographers of the 60s and 70s. Their recorded commentaries would at one time have been used in conjunction with a sequence of 35mm slides but only the taped voices now remain. The recordings themselves come from Vernon's own archive of found reel-to-reel tapes that he has collected over the past twenty years.

Using these found slideshow commentaries as a framework, a series of musical soundscapes have been created to bring the absent images to life, activating the listeners' imagination in the classic tradition of 'cinema for the ears'. It's a little like looking through a family the photographs themselves have all been removed. The evocative rattle and clack of the projector shuffles through different slides as the fragile voices of our tour guides accompany us on a sonic journey that fractures time - and through the cracks, the past bleeds through into our present."

Artist: Mark Vernon

Label: Discrepant