Tape Works Vol. 1

by Langham Research Centre

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Jacob Levesque
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Jacob Levesque This album has really inspired my music and my use of musique concrete techniques and ideas in my music. This album has helped me release the potential in all the objects around me and the sounds they could make when processed.

Aside from that, this album stands out to me as a serious but actually slightly playful set of mostly non linear tracks, none of which I can say is my favourite. There is nice use of speaking samples from television (it seems) sprinkled in, but not nearly enough to make this some kind of plunderphonics affair. There seems to be use of modulars too, inspiring me to research more into the use of modular synth in experimental music. I can't well put into words how well this album works for me, but I guess that's enough of a statement in of itself.
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“a kind of Radiophonic Workshop Rebel Alliance…” - The Quietus

New from Langham Research Centre, Tape Works Vol. 1 stands alone as a collection of modern musique concrète. Created with rare and obsolete machinery and inspired by early electronic composers including John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram, Tape Works Vol. 1 is the modern incarnation of the work of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Tape Works Vol. 1 documents the origins of Langham Research Centre as a late night experimental gathering in BBC Studios, through to their present day long-form radiophonic works including The Dark Tower, inspired by the life and work of Nikola Tesla, and Muffled Ciphers, inspired by J G Ballard’s most experimental novel The Atrocity Exhibition (1970). From doors to laughter, field recordings and found sound, nothing is out of bounds on this unique sonic journey.

Langham Research Centre work with reel to reel tape recorders, gramophone cartridges, wave oscillators and more to produce new work for these instruments, as well as creating authentic performances of early electronic music.

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released November 17, 2017

Langham Research Centre are: Felix Carey, Iain Chambers, Philip Tagney and Robert Worby

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