Encoded For The Last Month Of The Year

Thomas Carnacki Antler Submission Number 17

Another late entry; I'm really not trying to make this a habit.

This one, like last month's, is New York-related. I flew out there in November to do a show in Brooklyn, reuniting me (after far too long) with vocalist Jesse Quattro. The below piece is the end of our live set at the Silent Barn, a version of the piece "Encoded for the One-Half, and Not the Many". Or, if you want to be a stickler, it's reprising Jesse's rendition of "Banks of the Ohio" that appears in "Encoded". It was an unmitigated joy to work with her again after all these years, and here's hoping it won't be another nearly-half-decade before it happens again. The accompanying photograph is courtesy the wondrous Alicia Perre-Dowd, without whom, the void.

Happy dwindling of the year to you all, and we'll see you after you've bought your new calendars.

droppin'... huh?



Antler Three, Prong Sixteen (#66)

irr. app. (ext.) + Nurse With Wound: 1959, The Observatory

A somewhat quick & dirty montage layering different moments from the soundcheck for Nurse With Wound's performance at the Unsound Festival in Kraków, Poland on August 17th. A few modified extracts from the actual performance have also been worked in (sadly, most of my recording of the show only contains the left channel; something always goes wrong when I try to record our shows!). The middle section features some lovely, sinuous guitar from Mr. Andrew Liles, which was much more prominent in the soundcheck than in the set.

For these extracts Nurse With Wound was:
Steven Stapleton: vocals, sounds
Colin Potter: drones, effects, electronics
Andrew Liles: guitar, sounds
M. S. Waldron: bass guitar, voice, springs, sounds
plus guest performer
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: voice, effects, electronics