We are delighted to announce The Black Mist EP by Pye Corner Audio - the next phase is our on-going collaborations with The Outer Church.
The EP features an extended mix of the title track Black Mist (the original featured on last year’s Outer Church compilation), new track Bulk Erase and a remix of Black Mist by fellow OC collaborators Old Apparatus.
The EP is released on Monday 18th August* as a limited edition (of 500) 12” on 180g vinyl, and to download digitally.
PRE-ORDER NOW from our ONLINE SHOP and our BANDCAMP page. The EP will be available through all major physical and online shops upon release as well.
And look out for more tracks and some live dates to come...
The Black Mist EP
Pye Corner Audio is the audio recovery project of the Head Technician, a mysterious and studious figure who has developed the ability to travel sideways through time and space via a) the use of rewired analogue recording equipment and b) the judicious application of moss and fog. Alongside the self-released Black Mill Tapes research series (recently collected on vinyl and CD by Type Records), the Head Technician has released music through Dekorder, Type, The Tapeworm and Boomkat Editions, not to mention a full-length album, Sleep Games, on Ghost Box. Earlier this year, he was coaxed out of the lab and indeed the British Isles to join Mogwai on their European tour, where he took considerable pleasure in sampling the lichen of foreign lands. The Head Technician claims not to know where the bodies are buried, but would be happy to show you his reels.
Old Apparatus were specially selected by the Head Technician to remix Black Mist and turn in a distressed version very much in keeping with their rusted iron aesthetic. A collective formed of shady individuals most often found muttering obscure invocations in the low-rent drinking dens of North East London, their stubbornly uncategorisable sound debuted in 2010 with a hissing, creaking self-titled 12” on Mala’s esteemed Deep MEDilabel. Following a series of nocturnal emissions pseudonymously credited to each member, their debut album, Compendium, was released on their own Sullen Tone label in 2013. The outfit has in addition birthed a number of intriguing offshoots such asHarem, Saa and Penny. One of them may be standing behind you right now, reading this over your shoulder. Don’t look.
Much imitated but never equalled, The Outer Church is a shadowy Brighton-based organisation dedicated to the promotion of uncanny sound and vision. Its semi-human representative is music writer (The Wire, Mojo, Red Bull Music Academy, The Quietusetc) and persistent meddler Joseph Stannard. Since its inception in 2009, The Outer Church has presented live audiovisual performances from Demdike Stare, Raime, Pye Corner Audio, Some Truths, Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Hacker Farm, Umberto, High Wolf, Grumbling Fur and many, many more. “Magnum Innominandum. A random access myth. The clarion signals the opening of the portal. Remember to take a reading. A hex and a pox and the land is ours.”
*Due to a delay in manufacture the EP will now be released on 18th August – we hope to send out all pre-orders before then, and all pre-orders via bandcamp come with free immediate digital download of the EP.