“Delighted  In Isolation”

Cdr housed in a 6 page booklet, mounted on a dot, all encased in a hand painted envelope. Limited edition of 50 copies.


There are 9 untitled tracks blended together without any gaps. Sometimes there is an obvious transition, sometimes there is not.

Performed and recorded by Daniel Thomas. March / April 2012.

After the  success of the  recent Midwich cdr at Striate Cortex , I pursued  the  collab artist Daniel Thomas  who played with  Rob Hayler  on the  track  New Territories on the  Running  Repairs cdr  ….. S.C.46   Daniel also residing  in Leeds  UK,  has  created  a wonderful anthology of Pulses  Drones & Noises , with  what I can describe as  a unique blend of style …

to listen to Daniels  other  work  go here :

Released 22/05/2012

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The content, conveyed via the medium of experimental electronic music, called forth the following images to my fevered mind.  The opening track is a one minute field recording of a forlorn diplodocus stood on a mountain of landfill taking surprisingly dainty bites from bin-liners full of domestic rubbish.  His chewing is interrupted by skwees which are presumably aftershocks of the timequake that left the unfortunate creature stranded there.  The scene is set…

…and then reset.  The following section has a science fictional feel as we travel around engine rooms, deserted corridors and chambers housing humming machinery – obviously working, but to no apparent purpose.  Perhaps a probe bursting with nanotechnology crashed into the wrong planet, terraformed it, built bases and has been waiting ever since for the human colonists – colonists who died years before, having arrived on the correct planet only to find their destination still a barren rock.

In the third section, the ruling A.I. of the deserted planet, driven a little crazy by entropy and silence – obviously neither a wild beast nor a god, decides to build a time travelling device in order to find out what happened.  Every machine still working is bent to this task and we have a series of tracks documenting their progress.  This sequence has the alien precision of Julian Bradley’s recordings as The Piss Superstition and is just as unfathomably irresistible.

In the final section, comprising the last three tracks, the time machine is turned on.  There is no ceremony, no fanfare, just the gathering fury of an insistent fuzzed-out drone which begins in track seven and really shakes itself loose in track eight as the laws of physics are pulled in uncomfortable directions.  This winds down and is partially resolved in the ninth and final track.  Has anything happened?  Well, there is a dinosaur eating landfill so: yes.  Did it work out exactly as planned?  I don’t know – does anything?

( by Rob Hayler ) full story here


On the recently reviewed CDR by Midwich, see Vital Weekly 829, we found a track recorded in collaboration with Daniel Thomas.  Like Midwich, Thomas is from Leeds and like Midwich his music owes a bit to the world of drone music. But a difference is that Midwich works clearly with a background of organ like sounds and for Thomas its less easy to say what he does or what his sound sources are. His drone music is then a bit different too. Occasionally a bit more pulse like, such as in the second  or the seventh tracks (all untitled), but then also, at other times a bit more oriented towards to the more heavy, noisier drone clusters such as in the eighth piece. Its not always the most refined voices in drone music Daniel Thomas uses here, although the fourth piece shows he can. Sometimes however things are quite loud and dirty and its never easy to tell what Thomas want with his music. Set forward to please people, lull them to sleep, or perhaps give them a perfect nightmare. Whatever it is, he does it quite well. In the crowded of even noisy drone makers, Thomas shows quite a promise for the future.  (FdW Vital Weekly  834)

plus a SUPERB  !!!  review by Mic Heaps  at Rottenmeats 

and  by James Catchpole at A Closer Listen



~ by STRIATE CORTEX on May 18, 2012.

One Response to “S.C.48.DANIEL THOMAS”

  1. […] think you should buy here.  Whilst you are waiting for it to arrive, more stuff by Dan can be heard here and why not check […]

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