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Kurt Buttigieg // Unfolding TAPE

Kurt Buttigieg // Unfolding TAPE

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Kurt Buttigieg, the president of the Maltese experimental label Complex Holiday, has received dead stock of cassettes released in 2020.

Contains 4 Lo-Fi collage ambient songs. DL code included.It is out of print.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Complex Holiday releases available at Tobira. 

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Complex Holiday:

"Kurt Buttigieg is an occasional artist and unwavering bricoleur from Malta, based in Brussels, Belgium.



"The building blocks of this release are repurposed vinyl, hand-spooled tape, slowed-down microcassettes and field recordings on different media.

Unfolding is my first proper solo album in about a decade. I wasn't particularly compelled to release anything. I kept making field recordings and collecting'useful' records for years, without going back to them. Eventually, I sat down and started listening through.

The inevitable followed. I started cutting, altering and weaving the sounds together: sine waves from a test record were transformed into drones that cleaned the dust off my speakers, the recorded pendulum of a grandfather clock tuned into another rhythm, water sounds from a television library record (previously belonging to the Belgian state broadcaster and picked up at a jumble sale) all found their place in the mix.

Every sound effortlessly suggested another. Time looped to time, backwards.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it and, especially, as much as it enjoyed making itself "."

Artist: Kurt Buttigieg

Label: Label: Complex Holiday

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Kurt Buttigieg, the president of the Maltese experimental label Complex Holiday, has received dead stock of cassettes released in 2020.

Contains 4 Lo-Fi collage ambient songs. DL code included.It is out of print.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Complex Holiday releases available at Tobira. 

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Complex Holiday:

"Kurt Buttigieg is an occasional artist and unwavering bricoleur from Malta, based in Brussels, Belgium.



"The building blocks of this release are repurposed vinyl, hand-spooled tape, slowed-down microcassettes and field recordings on different media.

Unfolding is my first proper solo album in about a decade. I wasn't particularly compelled to release anything. I kept making field recordings and collecting'useful' records for years, without going back to them. Eventually, I sat down and started listening through.

The inevitable followed. I started cutting, altering and weaving the sounds together: sine waves from a test record were transformed into drones that cleaned the dust off my speakers, the recorded pendulum of a grandfather clock tuned into another rhythm, water sounds from a television library record (previously belonging to the Belgian state broadcaster and picked up at a jumble sale) all found their place in the mix.

Every sound effortlessly suggested another. Time looped to time, backwards.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it and, especially, as much as it enjoyed making itself "."

Artist: Kurt Buttigieg

Label: Label: Complex Holiday