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The Dengie Hundred // Tube TAPE

The Dengie Hundred // Tube TAPE

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Experimental musician The Dengie Hundred aka London, England This is a cassette released by Blackwater from the country's experimental label Sagome in September 2023.

Contains two 2-minute pieces of magical drone strange beats produced using handmade tubes as the main source. DL code included.Out of print.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"In November 2022, I received an invitation from them to perform with Japan Blues at ICRECT. Supporting me that night was another member of the Sagome family, LDGU. That night, LDGU was wrapped in black tape. I brought a large bag filled with small plastic tubes that had been made into plastic.

When you blow into this small tube, a light and ethereal drone sounds like a flute.You can change the pitch by blowing faster or slower. LDGU handed them out to the audience, and his set was preceded by a short improvisation with his friends using tubes while walking around the high-beamed Eclectic Hall.

I picked one up and incorporated it into my Japan Blues performance, but by the end of my set, it had disappeared from the table I had left it on.Vacuum tubes were a hot property!After the show, I told LDGU that I had lost it, and he generously helped me find a replacement.
I said, half-jokingly, that I was going to make an album out of this...

He spent a lot of time recording tube sounds, carving out serrated edges, and creating sample banks that he looped, pitched down, and inverted.

I realized the limitations of this instrument, that rules are meant to be broken, and that I needed a drum machine to give this loop some weight.Later, he used the tube to play the bass guitar and swing broken dishes around.Although the concept was stretched to its limits, the resulting track was tinged with the plasticky sound of tubes.

It was exciting to have such constraints.In a world filled with every imaginable sound, taking time to focus on something as mundane as a small plastic tube felt liberating.

Gila (also known as Gila Moussou/Gila Du Juice), a good friend of the cult bands Suspect and Schlaflose Nächte, was going to sing, so I decided to sing a couple of songs.Her vocals round out the album.

While I was making this song, I came home to find the kitchen floor soaked with water.He investigated and found that the overflow pipe in the sink had broken. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Sagome releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. Edition of 50. Cassette in norelco case. 

Tracklist:

  1. Side A 25:37
  2. Side B 28:27

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Artist statement by The Dengie Hundred :

"In November 2022 I was invited by them to perform at Iklectik with Japan Blues. The support for the evening was another member of the Sagome family, LDGU. On the night LDGU brought along a huge sack of small plastic plumbers tubes, bound with black tape and circled.

When blown through these tiny pipes produced the sound of a light, ethereal drone, almost flute like. The pitch could be modulated by breathing faster or slower through it; a limited but interesting instrument. LDGU handed them out to the crowd and before his set there was a short improvisation with friends using the tubes while wandering around the high beamed Iklectik hall.

I took one, incorporating it into the Japan Blues performance, but by the end of my set it had disappeared from the table I'd placed it on. The tubes were hot property! After the gig I told LDGU that I had lost mine and he generously rushed off to find a replacement – ​​a kind gesture.
Half joking, I told him I would make an album with it…

I spent a long time with the tube, recording the sound of it being blown, scraping the serrated edges, building up a bank of samples to be looped, pitched down, reversed… Maybe I wasn't joking about this being an album.

I found the limits of the instrument, deciding that rules were made to be broken and a drum machine was needed to give these loops some weight. Then, later, I used the tube to pluck at the bass guitar or to swirl broken crockery. concept was stretched to its limits too but the tracks that emerged were steeped in the plasticky thrum of the tube.

Having these restrictions was exciting. In a world where every sound imaginable is out there and available, taking the time to really concentrate on something as everyday as a small plastic tube felt liberating.

I decided to sing over a couple of tracks and was thrilled when my good friend Gila (aka Gila Moussou/Gila Du Juice) from cult bands Suspect and Schlaflose Nächte offered to sing too. It is her vocals that close the album.

While I was making this music, I came home to water all over the kitchen floor. After some investigation I found that the overflow pipe in the sink had broken, I pulled it out to discover that it was the tube.

It had been there all along." 

Artist : The Dengie Hundred

Label: Sagome

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Experimental musician The Dengie Hundred aka London, England This is a cassette released by Blackwater from the country's experimental label Sagome in September 2023.

Contains two 2-minute pieces of magical drone strange beats produced using handmade tubes as the main source. DL code included.Out of print.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"In November 2022, I received an invitation from them to perform with Japan Blues at ICRECT. Supporting me that night was another member of the Sagome family, LDGU. That night, LDGU was wrapped in black tape. I brought a large bag filled with small plastic tubes that had been made into plastic.

When you blow into this small tube, a light and ethereal drone sounds like a flute.You can change the pitch by blowing faster or slower. LDGU handed them out to the audience, and his set was preceded by a short improvisation with his friends using tubes while walking around the high-beamed Eclectic Hall.

I picked one up and incorporated it into my Japan Blues performance, but by the end of my set, it had disappeared from the table I had left it on.Vacuum tubes were a hot property!After the show, I told LDGU that I had lost it, and he generously helped me find a replacement.
I said, half-jokingly, that I was going to make an album out of this...

He spent a lot of time recording tube sounds, carving out serrated edges, and creating sample banks that he looped, pitched down, and inverted.

I realized the limitations of this instrument, that rules are meant to be broken, and that I needed a drum machine to give this loop some weight.Later, he used the tube to play the bass guitar and swing broken dishes around.Although the concept was stretched to its limits, the resulting track was tinged with the plasticky sound of tubes.

It was exciting to have such constraints.In a world filled with every imaginable sound, taking time to focus on something as mundane as a small plastic tube felt liberating.

Gila (also known as Gila Moussou/Gila Du Juice), a good friend of the cult bands Suspect and Schlaflose Nächte, was going to sing, so I decided to sing a couple of songs.Her vocals round out the album.

While I was making this song, I came home to find the kitchen floor soaked with water.He investigated and found that the overflow pipe in the sink had broken. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Sagome releases available at Tobira.

------------------------------- 

Includes DL code. Edition of 50. Cassette in norelco case. 

Tracklist:

  1. Side A 25:37
  2. Side B 28:27

++

Artist statement by The Dengie Hundred :

"In November 2022 I was invited by them to perform at Iklectik with Japan Blues. The support for the evening was another member of the Sagome family, LDGU. On the night LDGU brought along a huge sack of small plastic plumbers tubes, bound with black tape and circled.

When blown through these tiny pipes produced the sound of a light, ethereal drone, almost flute like. The pitch could be modulated by breathing faster or slower through it; a limited but interesting instrument. LDGU handed them out to the crowd and before his set there was a short improvisation with friends using the tubes while wandering around the high beamed Iklectik hall.

I took one, incorporating it into the Japan Blues performance, but by the end of my set it had disappeared from the table I'd placed it on. The tubes were hot property! After the gig I told LDGU that I had lost mine and he generously rushed off to find a replacement – ​​a kind gesture.
Half joking, I told him I would make an album with it…

I spent a long time with the tube, recording the sound of it being blown, scraping the serrated edges, building up a bank of samples to be looped, pitched down, reversed… Maybe I wasn't joking about this being an album.

I found the limits of the instrument, deciding that rules were made to be broken and a drum machine was needed to give these loops some weight. Then, later, I used the tube to pluck at the bass guitar or to swirl broken crockery. concept was stretched to its limits too but the tracks that emerged were steeped in the plasticky thrum of the tube.

Having these restrictions was exciting. In a world where every sound imaginable is out there and available, taking the time to really concentrate on something as everyday as a small plastic tube felt liberating.

I decided to sing over a couple of tracks and was thrilled when my good friend Gila (aka Gila Moussou/Gila Du Juice) from cult bands Suspect and Schlaflose Nächte offered to sing too. It is her vocals that close the album.

While I was making this music, I came home to water all over the kitchen floor. After some investigation I found that the overflow pipe in the sink had broken, I pulled it out to discover that it was the tube.

It had been there all along." 

Artist : The Dengie Hundred

Label: Sagome