We are delighted to present The Blow Volume 5 by Dunning & Underwood.
You can stream the whole album over at The Quietus.
‘The Blow’ project brings two artists together to formulate a collaborative release of their own making. Each artist has a side of audio to do whatever they want with. The two artists are encouraged to work together on the release, but the length and depth of this collaboration is completely up to them and agreed on a release-by-release basis – there are no set parameters, no fancy rules, no memorandum of understanding, no initiation ceremonies.
Dunning and Underwood’s collaboration for The Blow focuses on recordings made using The Mammoth Beat Organ.
They describe their machine as “a modular, mechanical music contraption” and that it is “designed as a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument, it plays unusual, sometimes erratic compositions drawing on drone music, minimalist repetition and fairground organ techniques.” The organ made its live debut at Supersonic festival in Birmingham in summer 2018, with more live performances planned for 2019.
You can watch The Mammoth Beat Organ is action, and an insight into how they made it, HERE
Find out more about the project at mammothbeatorgan.co.uk