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Red Wine and Sugar // Donkeys Are Led by Donkeys 10 "

Red Wine and Sugar // Donkeys Are Led by Donkeys 10 "

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The experimental label Index Clean works from Melbourne, Australia have arrived.

This work is by the label owner Mark Groves and the sound writer Samaan Fieck's sound spoken word duo Red Wine and Sugar., 2021 "released in July 7.

Includes two spoken word collage drones. DL code included.

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

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New work from the duo of Samaan Fieck and Mark Groves, generated during Victoria's extended COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020.'Donkeys Are Led by Donkeys' is mixed and manipulated on the B-side by Mattias Gustafsson (Altar of Flies).

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"Red Wine and Sugar is the collaborative project of Samaan Fieck (music / sound) and Mark Groves (voice / text). Both have been active as part of innumerable projects in the Australian underground music scene for many years: Groves as frontman for noise. punks True Radical Miracle, in power electronics projects such as Dead Boomers and Absoluten Calfeutrail, and, most recently, in the woozy tape loops and colloquial soliloquies of his solo project Absurd Cosmos Late Nite; Fieck as a shadowy presence on guitar and sundries, shaping the explosive noise outbursts of Smash Tennis, the post-Dead C basement jams of outfits such as Ghost Gums, and the deconstructed rock moves of Where Were You at Lunch.

As gratifying as these projects have been, Red Wine and Sugar is where Fieck and Groves follow their respective muses furthest down the rabbit hole, occasionally surfacing to offer up another slice of their radically idiosyncratic combination of drily delivered Groves' close-miked voice delivers a fragmentary litany of closely-observed suburban aperçus, touching on diets quickly abandoned, insomnia, peak-hour commutes, and the anxiety of the everyday. Occupying an uncomfortable position somewhere between ironic distance and earnest confession, his words capture the lowest rung of a'general all-purpose experience – like those stretch socks that fit all sizes' (John Ashbery). These words are woven into Fieck's intricate sound works, meticulously edited and detail-rich environments that touch on classic electroacoustic techniques, gritty tape-trader underground moves, and distant strains of drum machines and synth that pay tribute to the great works of 80's art pop (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry). "

-Francis Plagne
September 2019
 

Artist: Red Wine and Sugar

Label: Index Clean

The experimental label Index Clean works from Melbourne, Australia have arrived.

This work is by the label owner Mark Groves and the sound writer Samaan Fieck's sound spoken word duo Red Wine and Sugar., 2021 "released in July 7.

Includes two spoken word collage drones. DL code included.

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

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New work from the duo of Samaan Fieck and Mark Groves, generated during Victoria's extended COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020.'Donkeys Are Led by Donkeys' is mixed and manipulated on the B-side by Mattias Gustafsson (Altar of Flies).

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"Red Wine and Sugar is the collaborative project of Samaan Fieck (music / sound) and Mark Groves (voice / text). Both have been active as part of innumerable projects in the Australian underground music scene for many years: Groves as frontman for noise. punks True Radical Miracle, in power electronics projects such as Dead Boomers and Absoluten Calfeutrail, and, most recently, in the woozy tape loops and colloquial soliloquies of his solo project Absurd Cosmos Late Nite; Fieck as a shadowy presence on guitar and sundries, shaping the explosive noise outbursts of Smash Tennis, the post-Dead C basement jams of outfits such as Ghost Gums, and the deconstructed rock moves of Where Were You at Lunch.

As gratifying as these projects have been, Red Wine and Sugar is where Fieck and Groves follow their respective muses furthest down the rabbit hole, occasionally surfacing to offer up another slice of their radically idiosyncratic combination of drily delivered Groves' close-miked voice delivers a fragmentary litany of closely-observed suburban aperçus, touching on diets quickly abandoned, insomnia, peak-hour commutes, and the anxiety of the everyday. Occupying an uncomfortable position somewhere between ironic distance and earnest confession, his words capture the lowest rung of a'general all-purpose experience – like those stretch socks that fit all sizes' (John Ashbery). These words are woven into Fieck's intricate sound works, meticulously edited and detail-rich environments that touch on classic electroacoustic techniques, gritty tape-trader underground moves, and distant strains of drum machines and synth that pay tribute to the great works of 80's art pop (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry). "

-Francis Plagne
September 2019
 

Artist: Red Wine and Sugar

Label: Index Clean